“Pictures” of Organs and Body Structures
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of organs and structures inside the body. A device called a transducer directs sound waves into the body.
When those sound waves bounce off of tissues, fluids, and organs, the transducer records the changes in pitch and direction. A computer then analyzes the changes and produces a “real-time” picture.
Ultrasound can be used to evaluate:
- Internal organs such as the pancreas or kidneys
- The fetus during pregnancies
- Blood vessels (Doppler)
- The heart (Echocardiogram)
Appointments may be scheduled for 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Note: Echocardiograms are scheduled for 7:30 am – 1:45 pm