In-Office Diagnostic Ultrasound, Cardic Stress Test, And Labs
What is Ultrasonography?
Ultrasonography, or Ultrasound, is a type of medical imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image used for the detection of diseases or malfunctions in the different organs of the body.
Do patients experience pain or discomfort during the Ultrasound procedure?
Ultrasound is completely painless and many patients even sleep through the study.
Is ultrasound safe?
Diagnostic ultrasound causes no health problems and may be repeated as often as is necessary. Safe enough for even an unborn baby in the womb.
What medical conditions can you diagnose and monitor with ultrasound?
Ultrasound is very helpful in the diagnosis and management of a variety of medical conditions. Many tumors can be picked up during the ultrasound examination. Kidney and gallbladder stones, abnormal processes in the liver, spleen, pancreas, and thyroid gland. Stenosis of the carotid arteries causing strokes, dilatation of the aorta with aortic aneurysms, narrowing in the arteries supplying extremities, deep vein blood clots causing blockages and lung embolism, the function of the heart and heart valves.
Do you use ultrasound in your office?
We have a full time licensed sonographer in the office who performs the study and licensed radiologists that interpret it. It saves a lot of time and money to our patients and gives them an added convenience.
Do insurance companies cover in office ultrasound?
Most of the time depending on the individual plan in office ultrasound is considered as a part of an office evaluation and is not even a subject to an additional copay.
How long does it take to complete an ultrasound evaluation?
It mostly depends on the type of ultrasound and patient physique but on average 15 to 30 minutes.
Do you provide ultrasound images to other providers involved in patient care?
Absolutely! Images and interpretations are burned to a hard disk and given to the patients at no extra cost.
Does the quality of the images depend on the type of equipment used?
Yes, it does. For that reason, we use one of the most advanced and sophisticated ultrasound machines in our office.
Do you use ultrasound for disease screening?
One of the perks of ultrasound imaging is safety and convenience of studies available to patients of all ages, ethnic groups, and genders. We heavily use this modality in our daily practice and successfully prevented a number of conditions at very early stages of development.