Ultrasound (US) imaging, also referred to as ultrasound scanning or sonography, is an imaging technique that acquires images of the internal organs by using high-frequency sound waves. There is no radiation exposure in ultrasound imaging.
Ultrasound scanners consist of a console containing a computer and electronics, a video display screen and a transducer that is used to scan the body. The transducer is a small, hand-held device about the size of a bar of soap that is attached to the scanner by a cord. The sonographer spreads a lubricating gel in the area being examined, and then presses the transducer firmly against the skin to obtain images.
Westfield Imaging Center has two new state-of-the-art GE Logiq 7 Ultrasound imaging units which produce high resolution scans. These scanners utilize sophisticated software (TruScan Architecture) which provides unprecedented image quality and functionality. The unit is designed with exceptional ergonomics that provide a comfortable scanning experience.
Abdominal sonograms are performed extensively to evaluate the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and blood vessels of the abdomen. Pelvic sonograms are frequently performed to examine the uterus and ovaries, and during pregnancy to monitor the development of the fetus. Ultrasound also provides excellent visualization of the thyroid gland and testicles, and is frequently utilized in evaluating the breast.
With our newer doppler imaging capabilities, we can now offer extremely accurate anatomic visualization, as well as valuable physiologic information of major blood vessels. These images can help the physician evaluate blockages to blood flow such as clots and build up of plaque inside of the vessel.
Westfield Imaging Center has been accredited for Ultrasound by the American College of Radiology.