An ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging method that uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. At Hillcroft Physicians P.A., we offer our patients regular diagnostic, vascular, and pregnancy ultrasounds.
There are three main categories of ultrasound: diagnostic, vascular, and pregnancy. Diagnostic ultrasounds can be used to diagnose and detect problems within your body’s structure or organs and show your body parts in motion. Vascular ultrasounds identify any issues with blockage in arteries or veins as well as detect blood clots. On the other hand, a pregnancy ultrasound examines an unborn baby.
Hillcroft completes a screening ultrasound after diagnosing a woman is pregnant, to check if the fetus is there and/or appears to be healthy. We then refer our patients out to an obstetrician for prenatal care. We do not see patients for any complications with pregnancy since we are not obstetricians, and we do not provide prenatal care.
Our ultrasound technician will apply a special lubricating jelly to the skin in order to rub an ultrasound transducer on your skin without friction. Depending on the examined area, our doctors may ask you to switch positions to offer better access to the technicians. The procedure will last only 30 minutes, and then you’re free to continue with your regularly scheduled activities.
Possible reasons you may need an ultrasound include:
- Blood Flow Evaluation
- Stomach Pain
- Liver Disease