Ultrasound

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We provide all routine and specialized Ultrasound services with vascular, 3D, and 4D imaging with the newest GE LOGIQ E9 ultrasound scanner. Patients choose Stockton MRI and report feeling comfortable with our experienced and caring ultrasound technologists. Ultrasound services are available on weekdays and appointments are quickly scheduled with an order from a physician. Please call our office for information on protocols and scheduling.

What is Ultrasound? The use of sound waves for underwater localization purposes had its origins during World War I. The application of this technology for medical purposes began in the late 1940's. Continued technological advances have resulted in the diagnostic ultrasound of today, utilizing high-frequency, non-audible sound waves for two-dimensional and three dimensional imaging and evaluation of many portions of the body.

Certainly the most well known use of diagnostic ultrasound is in obstetrical evaluation of the fetus. However, ultrasound has also become the primary initial imaging modality of the female pelvis, the abdomen, the gallbladder, the kidneys, and the scrotum.

The following represent some of the applications of Diagnostic Ultrasound in our practice:

Nervous System: neonatal and infant intracranial evaluation

Pulmonary System: localization of pleural effusion

Gastrointestinal System: gallbladder and biliary tract disease, liver and spleen evaluation, localization for paracentesis, evaluation for acute appendicitis

Urinary System: kidney structure and function, urinary bladder disease

Reproductive System: evaluation of pregnancy, evaluation of pelvic masses, evaluation of the scrotum

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Endocrine System: evaluation of the thyroid gland

Musculoskeletal System: evaluation of masses around the joints

Integumentary System: evaluation of cutaneous and subcutaneous masses

Cardiovascular System: cerebrovascular evaluation (carotid Doppler studies), evaluation for abdominal aortic aneurysms, evaluation of superficial pulsatile masses, evaluation for deep venous thrombosis (DVT)

How do I prepare for my Ultrasound Examination?

The necessary preparation is dependent upon the type of examination. For any abdominal examination such as gallbladder, biliary tract, liver and abdominal aortic studies, the patient should be NPO (not to eat or drink) for 8 hours. For pelvic and obstetrical evaluations, the patient should drink 32 ounces of water prior to the examination. Any other specific preparation will be addressed at the time of scheduling for the examination.

Ultrasound Room

Your comfort and privacy while obtaining diagnostic accuracy is our highest priority.

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