Ultrasounds in South Jersey

Female Ultrasound Technologist Performing A Fetal Ultrasound On Pregnant Patient

What Is An Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging study that uses high frequency sound waves instead of X-rays to produce images of body parts and internal organs. Ultrasounds can capture real time images that show motion.

What Are The Benefits Of An Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a type of imaging technique used by countless radiologists to help diagnose various medical conditions. In women’s imaging, ultrasounds are used to identify unexplainable areas of pain, swelling, or infection. During pregnancies, ultrasounds are used to monitor the overall health of a fetus. Ultrasounds have an incredible ability to capture movement. In cardiac imaging, ultrasounds are used to observe patient blood flow and organ recovery.

What Are The Different Types Of Ultrasounds?

  • Abdominal
  • Arterial
  • Baby hip
  • Breast
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neck
  • Neonate brain
  • Obstetrical
  • Pelvic
  • Testicular
  • Thyroid
  • Venous vascular

How Do I Prepare For An Ultrasound?

Most types of ultrasounds require no special preparation. For ultrasounds of the gallbladder, liver, and pancreas, avoid having high fat meals the day before your appointment. Fasting is required after midnight. For ultrasounds of the pelvis and fetal area, your bladder must remain full for the duration of the imaging study. Please drink 32 ounces of water an hour before your appointment. During an ultrasound study, a gel-like substance will be applied onto the skin while a transducer is gently waved along the area of the body being examined.