Ultrasound is the use of sound waves to image an unborn fetus as well as the liver, kidney, breast and other soft tissues. A specialized transducer allows for exams involving blood flow. The transducer converts electrical impulses into bursts of high frequency sound waves. These sound waves are directed into the body over organs or structures of interest. When ultrasound waves strike these structures they are reflected back to the transducer just as your voice echoes back when you shout into a cavern.
The reflected sound waves are converted by the transducer back into electrical impulses that are analyzed by a computer. The computer uses this information to construct an image or picture of the organ.
Our ultrasonographers are all certified specialists who must maintain a “registered” status through continuing education.
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight or 6 hours prior to the study.