Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency sound waves to produce exceptionally high-quality moving images of the fetus, heart, abdominal organs and other soft tissues of the body. It can also be used for scanning other organs such as the liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries. It is especially useful in the diagnosis of disease conditions in breasts, testicles and the thyroid.
A handheld transducer functions as both a generator of sound (like a speaker) and a detector (like a microphone). When the transducer is pressed against the skin with a lubricating jelly, it directs inaudible, high-frequency sound waves into the body. As the sound echoes from the body’s fluids and tissues, the transducer records the strength and character of the reflected waves. These echoes are instantly measured and displayed by a computer, which in turn creates a real-time picture on the monitor. Internal images of the area show on a screen and can be recorded as a video and printed as a photo. This painless test lasts about 15–20 minutes.
Different types of ultrasound are offered at specific imaging center locations, some include:
Our ultrasound technologists are board certified by the ARDMS (national board of certification for Ultrasound Technologists).
Our fully accredited, high-quality, advanced imaging and breast centers are located throughout southern Los Angeles and Orange County, from Long Beach to San Clemente, near where you live and work. By offering both hospital-based and community-based outpatient imaging centers, we provide you with unmatched options.
At MemorialCare, it’s no stretch to say that we tailor our comprehensive healthcare to you. From education and prevention to diagnosis and treatment, we keep you healthy and care for you when you’re not.
When you’re expecting, there are many decisions to make—but none is as important as choosing the health care team who will help deliver your baby. It’s easy to see why so many families choose MemorialCare as the best place to deliver their baby.
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