Service > Ultrasound Department
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.
Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.
- 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
- – Check your liver
- – Diagnose gallbladder disease
- – Check kidney stones
- – 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)