Ultrasound

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Common Ultrasound Procedures

  • Abdominal organs
  • Aorta
  • Breast
  • Carotid
  • Hysterosonogram
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Obstetrical
  • Pelvic
  • Prostate
  • Renal
  • Scrotal
  • Thyroid
  • Vascular

 

Ultrasound is the use of sound waves to obtain an image or picture of various organs and tissues in the body. During an Ultrasound exam, a transducer is used to transmit harmless, high frequency sound waves through your body. The transducer picks up the echoes of these waves and converts them into an image on a TV monitor. Ultrasound is used to detect various abnormalities, including aneurysms (enlarging of artery walls), gallstones, cysts, and tumors.

Ultrasound is also a common prenatal procedure. Physicians use Ultrasound to determine the condition of a baby, to monitor its development throughout the pregnancy, to confirm due dates, and in some cases, the baby's sex can be determined.

Your Ultrasound Exam.

A Sonographer, a specially trained technologist, will perform your Ultrasound exam. After you are comfortably positioned on the examination table, a transmission gel will be applied to the area of your body that is being examined. This application makes it easier for the sound waves to reach their destination.

A transducer will be moved slowly over the body area being examined. The transducer should be the only thing you feel during your exam. The Ultrasound procedure is painless.

A special transducer, placed in the vagina, will occasionally be needed during a female pelvic ultrasound to better visualize the uterus and ovaries.

A radiologist may also come into the exam room and scan as needed.

Next Steps.

One of our radiologists will provide your physician with an interpretation of the ultrasound results. Your physician can then combine these results with your history and explain the findings to you.

Ultrasound Exams are Performed at:

Ponahawai Office, East Hawaii Women's Imaging Center and West Hawaii Office

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