Also called sonography, these images are produced using high frequency sound waves.
Ultrasound is a medical test that physicians use to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions. The procedure does not use radiation, but exposes the part of the body being examined to high-frequency sound waves. Images are captured in real-time, and can show the body in motion as well as internal organs and blood flowing through vessels. WNY Imaging Group uses Doppler ultrasounds to evaluate the blood velocity. This evaluates blood clots and any narrowing vessels.
A clear water-based gel is applied to the area of the body being examined. This gel helps the transducer make secure contact with the body and eliminates air pockets between the instrument and skin. The sonographer (ultrasound technologist) sweeps the transducer across the area of interest, while gently pressing against the skin. The ultrasound takes between 30-60 minutes.
For a more detailed image of the uterine lining, WNY Imaging Group offers Hystero-Sonos.