Ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to image different areas of the body. The most common exams are of the abdomen, pelvis, blood vessels and of the fetus during pregnancy. Ultrasound is very safe and non-invasive, which makes it a very useful diagnostic tool.
Vascular ultrasound provides pictures of the body's veins and arteries. Vascular ultrasound is performed to:
A Doppler ultrasound study may be part of a vascular ultrasound examination. Doppler ultrasound is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates blood as it flows through a blood vessel, including the body's major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck. Doppler ultrasound images can help the physician to see and evaluate:
Do you know who is performing your Imaging Exams? At Jupiter Medical Center, 100 percent of our ultrasound technologists are registered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes board-certified radiologists and technologists who are experts in their field. This provides you with the highest quality tests and accurate diagnosis.
For more information about ultrasounds, or to schedule an appointment, call (561) 263-4414.