Ultrasound, otherwise known as sonography, is a quick, painless and noninvasive exam that uses high-frequency soundwaves to create an image of part of the inside of the body. There is no radiation involved with ultrasound.
During an ultrasound examination, a special handheld device called a transducer is pressed against the skin. The transducer emits soundwaves, then records the echoing waves and converts them into an electrical signal. That signal is measured and displayed by a computer, which generates a real-time picture on the monitor. These live images can be recorded on videotape, from which one or more frames can be captured as still images.
Ultrasound has a Variety of Applications
Conventional ultrasound shows images in thin, flat, two-dimensional sections of the body. Doppler ultrasound, however, measures both the direction and speed of blood cells as they move. A computer collects and processes this information, creating images that reveal the flow of blood through the blood vessels.
While ultrasound is commonly associated with pregnancy, it is also used to diagnose diseases of the thyroid (such as thyroid nodules bioopsy), abdomen and pelvis, as well as vascular abnormalities. Ultrasound examination can visualize muscles, tendons and many internal organs with respect to size, structure and any pathological lesions. Pediatric ultrasound can also be used for these purposes.
At Open MRI Wall & Diagnostic Imaging of Wall, your exam will always be performed in a warm, caring environment by our friendly and highly trained staff. To arrange your appointment, please call 732.974.8060. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form. Our ultrasound patients come to us from Spring Lake, Manasquan, Howell, Lake Como and Belmar in Monmouth County, Point Pleasant in Ocean County and nearby communities.