Ultrasound and 3D Ultrasound Imaging
If your doctor has prescribed this procedure at our ultrasound imaging center in NJ, rest assured that this painless test does not use ionizing radiation. Ultrasound exposes certain body parts to high frequency sound waves that produce pictures of the inside of the body.
During your examination, a transducer sends the sound waves and records the echoing waves when it is pressed against the skin. As the sound waves bounce off of internal organs, fluids and tissues, the sensitive microphone in the transducer records tiny changes in the sound's pitch and direction. These signature waves are instantly measured and displayed by a computer, which then creates a real-time picture on the monitor. These live images are usually recorded on videotape and one or more frames of the moving pictures are typically captured as still images.
Doppler ultrasound, which is a specified ultrasound application, measures the direction and speed of blood cells as they move through vessels. The movement of blood cells causes a change in pitch of the reflected sound waves, which is known as the Doppler effect. A computer collects and processes the sounds and creates images that represent the flow of blood through the blood vessels.
Most people associate ultrasound with a pregnancy, but it is commonly used for diagnosing diseases of the thyroid, abdomen, pelvis, and vascular abnormalities. When you have an ultrasound, the test is used to visualize muscles, tendons, and many internal organs with respect to their size, structure, and any pathological lesions with real time tomographic images.
Conventional ultrasound shows images in thin, flat sections of the body. This 3D ultrasound in NJ is available at our radiology practice, in Wall Township, NJ.
To prepare for an ultrasound, be sure to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. You will need to remove clothing and jewelry in the area that is being examined. You also may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure. Some doctors instruct patients not to eat or drink for as many as 12 hours before their appointment for some scans. For others you may be asked to drink up to six glasses of water two hours prior to your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full when the scan begins.
Open MRI and Diagnostic Imaging of Wall is a state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging center in NJ. Our staff is highly trained to provide accurate imaging and compassionate care. If you have any questions about our radiology services, call us at 732.974.8060 or contact us here.
Carotid Ultrasound Images