Ultrasound Services in Beaumont

Imaging Technology to Provide Accurate Health Information

An ultrasound machine creates images using high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs and systems within the body. The machine sends out high-frequency sound waves which reflect off body structures. A computer receives these reflected waves and uses them to create a picture.

How the Test Is Performed

Unlike with an x-ray, there is no ionizing radiation exposure with this test. The test is done in the ultrasound or radiology department. You will be lying down for the procedure. A clear, water-based conducting gel is applied to the skin over the area being examined to help with the transmission of the sound waves. A handheld probe called a transducer is then moved over the area being examined. You may be asked to change position so that other areas can be examined.

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