While ultrasound can be used for many purposes, the diagnostic ultrasound at the Beverly Hills Cancer Center is used to detect cancer so we can treat it rapidly, increasing the chances of recovery.
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or medical sonography, utilizes high frequency sound waves above the range of human hearing to produce images of internal structures. In an ultrasound, the technician uses a small handheld transducer that delivers sound waves into the body. The sound waves return to the transducer and are delivered into a computer, which interprets the waves into a viewable image that provides valuable data concerning internal organs and structures. Because an ultrasound utilizes sound waves instead of radiation, it is an entirely safe procedure.
Ultrasound can be used to help doctors diagnose different types of cancer and evaluate the progression of treatment. Your physician will recommend an ultrasound based on the type of cancer you have. The advantage to ultrasound is it gets pictures of soft tissue diseases that may not show up well on x-rays. It can also be used to tell fluid-filled cysts from solid tumors, which is valuable in the diagnosis of cancer.
Ultrasound services at Beverly Hills Cancer Center include:
- Testicular with Duplex
- Abdomen Doppler
- Aorta Duplex (AAA)
- Carotid Duplex
- Venous Duplex (Lower and Upper Extremities)
- Arterial Duplex (Lower and Upper Extremities)
- Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
- Hemodialysis Graft Evaluation
- Vein Mapping
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