What is an Ultrasound?
Digital 3-D and 4-D ultrasound creates images of soft tissue and internal organs by reflecting sound waves off the internal anatomic structures. In turn, our radiologists have more information of a better quality to use for an effective diagnosis. Fox Valley Imaging utilizes the latest technologies for digital ultrasound imaging to support the diagnostic process for physicians in several specialties including Obstetrics, Internal Medicines, Oncology, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Urology and Cardiology. Some of the advantages of multi-dimensional imaging include:
- Less time needed for your radiologist and technicians to interpret images
- Shorter wait times for patients with more immediate results
- More accurate diagnosis with all planes creating a visible virtual-patient
- Faster examination and assessment from imaging to results
- Quality reproductions with multiple views from accessible offline digital data
- Exact volume measurements for soft tissue and internal organs
- Computer storage and transmission of digital images
- Better communication between radiologists, physicians and medical sub-specialists
- Medical images produced using ultrasound can be used to diagnose a broad range of medical problems caused by birth defect, disease, illness or injury. Our digital 3-D ultrasound imaging provides your doctor with more detailed images of any requested area in real time. That way, your physician can detect problems more quickly and treat your medical issues early and effectively.
Preparing for your ultrasound
Depending on the ultrasound that you are having there might be some preparations necessary. If you are having an OB. or Pelvic ultrasound, we recommend that you drink 32 ounces of water one hour before the scan.
- Abdominal ultrasounds require 6 hours of fasting.
- For all other ultrasounds please call our office for instructions.
- You might have to change into a gown for your ultrasound study.