Rio Grande Hospital has two registered diagnostic medical sonographers with 25 years of combined ultrasound experience. Their credentials include certifications to perform General Obstetric and Gynecologic, Vascular, and Echocardiographic exams. In order to provide the best subspecialty expertise within the practice, our technologists work in an interactive, consultative manner using PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) so that the most expert interpretation is delivered.
What is Ultrasound Technology?
Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. The high-frequency sound waves are concentrated into a thin beam and directed into the body with a small hand-held device called a transducer. The sound waves reflect off internal structures. The returning echoes are received by the transducer and then processed by a computer to produce real time images. Ultrasound is commonly used to evaluate the abdominal and pelvic organs, breasts, thyroid gland, testes, as well as blood flow in the arteries and veins.
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