Everyone typically associates ultrasound with childbirth. The happy couple uses ultrasound technology to see pictures of the fetus (baby) in the stomach of the woman to check on its health and how growth is coming along. This can be done at Hollywood Diagnostics Center. But keep in mind that there are other reasons for needing an ultrasound. The best part is that you can get the ultrasound at Hollywood Diagnostics for any of those reasons.
Ultrasound imaging is a safe and painless diagnostic study that creates pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. There is no radiation involved. It involves the use of a transducer and a special type of gel that is placed directly on the skin. Images are captured in real-time so it is possible to see the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound imaging assists healthcare providers in diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions. It is a useful tool for evaluating symptoms such as pain, swelling or infection.
Some of the primary organs examined include the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, heart and blood vessels, kidneys, bladder, uterus and ovaries, breast, thyroid glands, scrotum (testicles), and trans-vaginal.
For some ultrasounds, you may be instructed to not eat or drink anything for twelve hours prior to your appointment. For others, you may be asked to drink up to 48 ounces of water two hours prior to your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full. Most exams are completed within thirty minutes.
Once all of the imaging sequences have been completed, a Board Certified Radiologist will review the images and provide written results to your referring provider, usually within 72 hours. A digital copy of the MRI study can be provided to your health care provider at no cost. Your referring provider will then review the results and a plan for treatment with you.
If you live in South Florida, or specifically the city of Hollywood, and are in need of an ultrasound, or any medical imaging, then call the Hollywood Diagnostics Center today! Medical professionals are ready to assist you with all of the tests and procedures that you need to get your health in order. All of the staff is friendly and ready to answer any questions you have regarding any medical imaging technologies and procedures. Call the Hollywood Diagnostic Center at Phone: (954) 966-3600 today!