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Ultrasound imaging provides real-time images of the inside of the body by exposing the body part to high-frequency sound waves. Also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, ultrasound exams do not use x-ray. The real-time nature of this exam is helpful in viewing movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through vessels.
Ultrasound imaging is a painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
An ultrasound might be used to diagnose symptoms such as pain, swelling, or infection. It is also a useful way to examine the function of internal organs and blood flow. Ultrasound also is used during certain procedures to guide interventional diagnostics.
One of few local ultrasound departments accredited by the American College of Radiology, St. Joseph's has set the bar high for certification of its staff and physicians. Our department employs only board-certified radiologists who are specifically trained in ultrasound in specific types of reading, such as OB and vascular. We have multi-credentialed sonographers dedicated to performing ultrasounds.
This dedication to certification and ongoing education provides patients and physicians with the highest quality images for radiologists to review.
The Ultrasound Department features state of the art ultrasound machines providing information for diagnoses for more then 8,000 patients each year. Areas of specialty include abdominal, gynecological, obstetrical, peripheral vascular, cerebral vascular, carotid, and interventional sonography.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 602.406.6700.
Our fax number is 602.406.5188.