On-Site Ultrasound

CDI will provide General, OB, Vascular and Color Flow Echocardiogram procedures to your facility on a mobile basis. Our certified and registered Ultrasonographer will perform all studies requested. All equipment used will be state-of-the-art and meet local, state and federal requirements.

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No ionizing radiation (x-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging. Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialized use of sound waves to visualize and determine the condition of a pregnant woman and her embryo or fetus.

Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body, internal organs, including but not limited to the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder. Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can show movement of internal tissues and organs. Physicians are able to see blood flow and heart valve functions. This procedure helps to diagnose a variety of heart conditions and to assess damage after a heart attack or other illness.

DOPPLER ULTRASOUND is a special technique used to examine blood flow. Doppler images can help the physician to see and evaluate:

  • Blockages to blood flow (such as clots)
  • Narrowing of vessels (which may be caused by plaque)
  • Tumors and congenital malformation

OBSTETRIC ULTRASOUND should be performed only when clinically indicated. Some indications may be:

  • To establish the presence of a living embryo/fetus
  • To estimate the age of the pregnancy
  • To diagnose congenital abnormalities
  • To evaluate the position of the fetus
  • To evaluate the position of the placenta
  • To determine if there are multiple pregnancies
  • To determine the amount of amniotic fluid around the fetus or placenta
  • To check for opening or shortening of the cervix or mouth of the womb.

General procedures offered:

  • Abdominal
  • Bladder
  • Breast
  • Liver
  • Guided Biopsy
  • OB-Level 1 (Dating)
  • Pelvic
  • Prostate
  • Renal
  • Scrotal/Testicular
  • Thyroid
  • Transrectal
  • Transvaginal

Vascular/Doppler procedures offered:

  • Echocardiogram with Color Flow Doppler
  • Bilateral Leg Arterial
  • Bilateral Leg Venous
  • Bilateral Arm Arterial
  • Bilateral Arm Venous
  • Carotid
  • Portal Venous System
  • Scrotal

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS VS. RISKS?

Benefits

  • Ultrasound scanning is noninvasive (no needles or injections in most cases) and is usually painless.
  • Ultrasound is widely available and easy to use.
  • Ultrasound uses no ionizing radiation and is the preferred image modality for diagnosis and monitoring of pregnant women and their unborn infants.
  • Ultrasound images can visualize structure, movement and live function in the body, organs and blood vessels.

Risks

  • For standard diagnostic ultrasound there are no known harmful effects on humans