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At Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, ultrasound imaging is used to study
many of the body’s organs with high frequency sound waves instead of radiation.
A noninvasive imaging method, the ultrasound is both safe and painless and enables
a physician to see images and movement inside the patient’s body.
What does ultrasound do?
Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves similar to the sonar that dolphins and submarines use. When sound waves are recorded, they are immediately displayed on a monitor in real time. Ultrasound images can be used to determine many things inside the human body including how large an organ is, blood flow and function, and how far away an object is. Although most individuals are familiar with an ultrasound as the device that allows them to see the “first” picture of their unborn child, physicians also use ultrasound to examine many of the body's internal organs, including the heart, pancreas, liver, bladder and kidneys.
How to Schedule an ultrasound:
Patients may schedule an appointment directly, but must have a completed physician
referral form with them to the appointment or have their physicians call or
fax the order. Check with your physician’s office to see how they can
assist in scheduling your appointment.
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||Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - Noon