Ultrasound/ Sonogram – Homestead FL
An ultrasound procedure is a safe and painless which is used to produce images inside the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and gel placed directly on the skin.
High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from probe through the gel, and into the body. The transducer collects the sounds bouncing back and the computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), thus there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flow.
For most ultrasound exams, you normally lie down on a comfortable exam table where the area to be examined is exposed and the rest of the body is covered.
Once in position, our certified sonographer will apply a warm gel to the area of the body being examined. The technician will use a small handheld device called a transducer, which is approximately the size of a mobile phone to complete the exam.
The transducer will be placed on the body and will be moved in a back-and-forth movement over the area being examined until images are captured. There is usually no discomfort to patient and procedure is done quickly.