A great addition to Thermography to monitor your breast health.
A breast ultrasound uses the same technology as the common pregnancy baby ultrasound. Breast ultrasounds help diagnose breast abnormalities. They are an effective way to detect difficult to find breast cancers. It is a great way to look at your breast health. Sound waves are bounced off the tissues in your breast and give information to what is happening inside. Ultrasound, an anatomical look, goes well with thermography, a physiological look. The two different screenings can go a long way for peace of mind. An ultrasound can determine a tumor growth or fluid-filled cysts. Our ultrasound technician can also perform any other ultrasound you might be interested in.
Abdominal* -Assists in the diagnosis of abdominal pains which can be attributed to liver, gallbladder, or pancreas disease.
Right Upper Quadrant – This exam is effective in identifying liver or gallbladder disease and depicts right kidney pathology.
Renal Kidney*-screenings are effective in the early detection of painful kidney stones and potentially cancerous cysts.
Renal artery Duplex *-scans aide in the diagnosis of high blood pressure and kidney disease.
Abdominal Aorta* -This ultrasound examines the abdominal aorta and aides in the early detection of developing aneurysms.
Thyroid ultrasounds -inspect improperly functioning thyroids and can detect potentially cancerous masses or cysts.
Scrotal ultrasounds -are typically used to diagnose testicular pain or swelling. It effectively detects potentially dangerous masses on the testicles or scrotum.
Prostate**- screenings detect disorders, enlargements, or growths which may be early indicators of prostate cancer.
Pelvic ultrasounds**- aide in the early detection of cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers. An additional intra-vaginal examination which utilizes a high frequency probe to detect subtle differences between benign and malignant cystic structures is also available.
Venous (extremities) -ultrasounds are generally used to detect blood clots in the legs or arms. Early detection of clots is ultrasound imperative in the prevention of potentially life-threatening conditions.
Carotid artery Duplex -scans aid in the detection of potentially harmful plaque build-up or blood clots. A doppler ultrasound may be administered to examine the condition and blood flow of the blood vessels.
Arterial duplex ultrasounds -examine the lower and upper extremities to assist in the diagnosis of arterial (extremities) narrowing or arterial disease.
Patient Prep Instructions
*Fasting Prep: Patients are not to eat or drink anything for at least 6-8 hours prior to the following ultrasound examinations:
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Gallbladder / Liver / Pancreas
- Renal Artery
**Full Bladder Prep: Patients should drink a minimum of 32oz (4 cups) of water prior to the examination. Please refrain from using the bathroom. Full bladder prep is required for the following examinations”
- Pelvic Ultrasound
- Prostate Scan
- There is no preparation before the breast ultrasound. Make an appointment and plan on a 30-minute visit.
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