NMAC NOW PROVIDES ULTRASOUND SERVICES!
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Get your Ultrasound referrals sent to Northshore Medical.
About our UltraSound Machine
An ultrasound is a safe and painless way to see inside your body. Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasound allows your doctor to see problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without needing to make an incision.
Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasound uses no radiation. For this reason, it’s the preferred method for viewing a developing fetus during pregnancy.
Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you’re having pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs. An ultrasound can provide a view of the:
Abdomen – IVC, AO, liver, kidney, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen
Vascular – aorta, carotid artery
Pelvic – ovaries, uterus, endometrial
Bladder & Prostate
Thyroid – lobes, isthmus
Testicular – testes, scrotal
Soft tissue – lumps, bumps
and so much more...
Why it's done?
Ultrasound is used for many reasons, including to:
View the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy and monitor the developing baby's health
Diagnose gallbladder disease
Evaluate blood flow
Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment
Examine a breast lump
Check your thyroid gland
Detect genital and prostate problems
Assess joint inflammation (synovitis)
Evaluate metabolic bone disease