Ultrasound is a fast and non-invasive procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of inside the body. A small device called a transducer is used to send sound waves into the body, which are then reflected off of internal structures. The returning sound waves (echoes) are then sent back to the same transducer and the attached equipment electronically changes the echoes into a picture (image) of your internal structures.
While this procedure is generally used in pregnancies and is considered one of the best methods for viewing an unborn child, it is also used to image the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, uterus, ovaries, prostate, testicles, thyroid and breasts. Ultrasound can also look at and listen to the blood flow within arteries and veins in the neck, abdomen and legs and the valves and chambers of the heart. We offer state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging at all our locations in Palm Beach County including Wellington, Lake Worth, Belle Glade and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.