What Is a Diagnostic Ultrasound?
Diagnostic ultrasound (sonography) is a noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to generate images of internal portions of the body. Horizon Medical Center offers diagnostic ultrasound testing within our Schaumburg, IL family practice, making it both easy and convenient to get comprehensive care from a central location. Ultrasounds may be used to evaluate internal organs, assess the cause of pain or other symptoms, and monitor fetal development during pregnancy, among other medical uses. When displayed on a computer monitor, these images can help our primary care physicians diagnose and assess a number of medical conditions, and identify the ideal course of care. Talk with our friendly team today to learn more about receiving diagnostic ultrasounds or other forms of medical imaging at our primary care facility.
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How Are Ultrasounds Performed?
To perform a diagnostic ultrasound, our well-trained team will place a special gel on the area of the body to be evaluated, which conducts high-frequency sound waves from our transducer handpiece into the body. The sound waves generate a real-time image of the area that displays on our computer screen, providing our physicians with detailed information about your health. Ultrasounds at our Schaumburg, IL practice may be performed to evaluate:
- Pain or discomfort
- Thyroid or other glands
- Ovaries and uterus
- Fetus (in pregnant patients)
- Blood vessels and heart
- Other organs
A Clear Picture of Your Health
Ultrasound imaging can be an integral part of detecting health conditions or monitoring existing concerns. Our primary care physicians strive to make comprehensive, affordable family medicine accessible to patients throughout Schaumburg, IL, and are proud to offer sonography services to enhance the quality of care we provide. To find out more about diagnostic ultrasounds at Horizon Medical Center, or to inquire about the insurance plans we accept, please contact our friendly team today.