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Ultrasound

Family Medical Doctors -  - Internal Medicine

Family Medical Doctors

Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine located in New Port Richey, FL

Ultrasound is a non-invasive way to look inside your body without the risk of radiation or the high costs of X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. The team at Family Medical Doctors in Trinity, Florida, performs ultrasound in the office, creating immediate, real-time images of nearly every part of your body. They also use ultrasound to examine your heart and blood vessels, allowing them to quickly diagnose and treat a range of problems. If you need to schedule an ultrasound, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Ultrasound Q & A

What is ultrasound?

Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the organs and tissues inside your body. When you get an ultrasound, a device called a transducer sends the sound waves into your body.

The sound waves bounce off the internal structures and return to the transducer. Then the information goes to a computer that translates the echoes and converts them into images.

The team at Family Medical Doctors uses ultrasound to evaluate nearly every part of your body, including your muscles, ligaments, and joints. They also offer specialized ultrasound studies of the heart and blood vessels.

 

When might I need a vascular ultrasound?

Your provider at Family Medical Doctors uses ultrasound to see problems in the veins and arteries throughout your body. One special technique called Doppler ultrasound shows blood moving through the vessels.

Vascular ultrasound can help diagnose conditions such as:

  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Peripheral venous disease
  • Venous blood clots
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Varicose veins
  • Aortic aneurysms

The team at Family Medical Doctors also uses ultrasound to monitor the results of treatments to correct blood vessel problems.

What happens during an ultrasound appointment?

Your provider places a gel on your skin to create a bond with the handheld transducer. Then they place the transducer against your skin and move it over the targeted body area.

Most ultrasounds take 30-90 minutes to complete. During that time, you may feel some pressure from the transducer; otherwise, you won’t have any discomfort.

Since ultrasound works in real time, the images are immediately available on the computer, and you usually don’t need to wait for results.

If you have any questions about ultrasound imaging or you need to schedule an exam, call Family Medical Doctors or book an appointment online.

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