Ultrasound examinations use specialized equipment to produce high quality images of structures inside the human body. An ultrasound exam involves using an instrument called a transducer, which sends high frequency sound waves into the body and detects their echoes as they bounce off internal structures. Various body tissues reflect these sound waves differently. A computer translates this information to generate images of the structures on a computer monitor.
Ultrasound is used to examine many parts of the body. These anatomical structures may include the heart, abdomen, gall bladder, thyroid, breast, obstetrics, uterus, ovaries, scrotum, and blood vessels. In November 2009, SVH upgraded our equipment to the latest technology, providing adjustable monitors and keyboards to ensure ease of exam for our patients as well as safe practices for our ARDMS-registered technologists.
Ultrasounds are scheduled Mondays through Fridays from 8 AM to 4 PM. For more information, please call 487.4040.