About Our Ultrasound Services
GE Logiq 9 features Tru-Access, enabling this GE exclusive machine to utilize raw data in every stage of the ultrasound study, from taking the image, to projecting it on the color touch screen computer, to long term storage. Saving your images in raw data form ensures that as technology advances, the raw data can be accessed in its original form without loss in quality.
Our ultrasound machine also includes Code Scan, Smart Scan, and Comfort Scan features. Our fourth generation Code Scan technology drastically increases resolution in several ways, enabling our physicians to improve in the following processes:
Smart Scan helps acquire the best image possible in the shortest amount of time and helps obtain consistent images by reducing variation in an operator- dependent environment. Finally, Comfort Scan equips our machine with user-friendly features make it easier to acquire quality images.
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes to create visual images of internal anatomical structures. Similar to echolocation used by bats, dolphins, and whales, ultrasound sends sound waves into the body and receives information about internal structures based on the intensity and frequency of returned vibrations.
How Does an Ultrasound Machine work?
There are three components to an ultrasound machine: a transducer probe, a CPU (central processing unit), and a display. The transducer probe sends sound waves into your body. When the sound wave hits a boundary designated by a change of the type of tissue, i.e. fluid to soft tissue or soft tissue to bone, it is reflected back to the probe. The probe transmits the waves to the CPU. The CPU interprets the intensity and frequency of each sound wave to determine the distance the probe is from the body structures and the relative densities of each structure.
This information is translated onto a computer screen that displays images for radiologists to study.
When the waves hit the probe, the sound waves cause the crystals to emit electrical currents. These electrical signals then travel to the CPU and are interpreted.
Your study is done efficiently and is reviewed by a board certified radiologist. Results are faxed or called to your doctor that SAME DAY. We also often consult your doctor over the phone to eliminate miscommunications in your report. Once again, we offer fast, convenient, accurate, SAME DAY diagnostics and a report back to your doctor that day.
If you are pregnant, ultrasound is strongly recommended to check the health of your baby. Specifically, ultrasound can determine:
Most common Ultrasound and Doppler procedures performed by Advanced Radiology