Ultrasound Imaging

What is Ultrasound Imaging?

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, obtains images from the human body with the use of high-frequency sound waves. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging.

Ultrasound scanning is a useful way of examining many of the body’s internal organs, including but not limited to the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder. Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can show movement of internal tissues and organs and enable physicians to see blood flow and heart valve function. A variety of heart conditions can be diagnosed through ultrasound imaging, and damage after a heart attack or other illness can be assessed.

Ultrasound screening can only detect the outer surface of bony structures. For visualization of bones, other imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), provide a clearer, more detailed imaging study.

Liver Ultrasound Elastography

Ultrasound elastography studies can help diagnose liver disease in its early stages. The procedure uses painless sound wave pulses to gauge the elasticity and overall health of the liver. The ultrasound elastography is an easy and noninvasive way for our specialists to capture the clearest images of this essential organ.

Patient Experiences

Every day, DRI Greensboro strives to ensure patients have the best possible experience before, during and after their exams and procedures. It shows in patient feedback.

The doctor and the staff working with him were very kind, helpful and courteous.
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Resources & Forms

Below are some medical forms and educational materials relating to your imaging procedure. Before your appointment at DRI Greensboro, you may wish to download, print and complete medical forms and review educational materials. Completing medical forms in the privacy of your home can save you time and effort when you arrive. 

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