Ultrasound produces sound waves that are beamed into the body causing return echoes that are recorded to "visualize" structures beneath the skin. The ability to measure different echoes reflected from a variety of tissues allows a shadow picture to be constructed. Heart disease, stroke, abnormalities of the reproductive system and abdomen, and other conditions can be detected through the use of this high-frequency sound wave system. Whether you’re getting a first glimpse of your developing baby or assessing a breast mass found by mammography, your doctors can use this safe, non-invasive method to gain advanced insight into your health.
Lourdes' Ultrasound Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).