What is Ultrasound?
Many people who hear the term "ultrasound" likely picture a pregnant woman in her doctor's office getting a sneak peek of the baby growing inside her womb -
What does it show?
An ultrasound machine creates images called sonograms by giving off high-
Ultrasound is very good at getting pictures of some soft tissue diseases that do not show up well on x-
Ultrasound images are not as detailed as those from CT or MRI scans. Ultrasound cannot tell a benign (not cancer) tumor from one that is cancer. Its use is also limited in some parts of the body because the sound waves cannot go through air (such as in the lungs) or through bone.
Doctors often use ultrasound to guide a needle to do a biopsy (taking out fluid or small tissue samples to be looked at under a microscope). The doctor looks at the ultrasound screen while moving the needle and can see the needle moving toward and into the tumor.
For some types of ultrasound exams, the transducer (the wand that produces the sound waves and detects echoes) is rubbed over the skin surface. The sound waves pass through the skin and reach the organs underneath. In other cases, to get the best images, the doctor must use a transducer thatâ€™s put into a body opening, such as the esophagus (the tube connecting the throat and the stomach), rectum, or vagina.
Diagnostics. Healthcare providers employ ultrasound imaging in diagnosing a wide variety of conditions affecting the organs and soft tissues of the body, including the heart and blood vessels, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, eyes, thyroid, and testicles. Ultrasounds do have some diagnostic limitations, however; sound waves do not transmit well through dense bone or parts of the body that may hold air or gas, such as the bowel.
Tree Of Life Holistic Wellness Center offers Ultrasound at a fraction of the average clinic.
Our charge for a basic scan is $35.00 and a more extensive area scan (including multiple organs) is $50.00