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    Ultrasound (Sonography)

    Ultrasound has been used by sonographers and radiologists to image the human body for over 50 years and has become a widely used health diagnostic tool. Ultrasound imaging, sonography, is a non-invasive procedure used to examine internal organs without radiation. No needles or injections are used in ultrasound. Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of tissues and organs. It is an effective diagnostic tool that can help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis and determine proper treatment.

    Our board-certified radiologists have all had special training in ultrasound. Mills-Peninsula Health Services (MPHS) will interpret your images and quickly send a report to your referring provider. We provide access to clinical images and reports using PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System).

    Ultrasound procedures available include:

    • Obstetrical ultrasound: First, second and third trimester imaging is used to monitor fetal development and evaluate for anomalies. By having all your obstetrical fetal ultrasounds done at our facility, our radiologists will have instant access to your clinical fetal history. At the time of your delivery at our Family Birth Center, your obstetrician will have access if needed. This is a service independent clinics are often unable to provide.
    • Hysterosonogram
    • Pediatric ultrasound: head, abdomen, kidney/renal, pelvis, hips
    • Pelvic ultrasound
    • Abdominal/Gallbladder
    • Liver/Abdominal Aorta
    • Kidney/Renal/Bladder
    • Thyroid
    • Scrotal
    • Upper/Lower extremities
    • Spinal
    • Head
    Ultrasound is also increasingly being used in trauma and first aid cases, with emergency ultrasound becoming a staple of most emergency medical technical response teams. Furthermore, ultrasound is used in remote diagnosis cases where teleconsultation is required, such as scientific experiments in space or mobile sports team diagnosis.

    Key features:

    Ultrasound Specialties
    • Body
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Neurological
    • Vascular
    • Cardiology
    • Pediatrics