WHAT ARE ULTRASOUNDS?
When it comes to your health, our team at Concierge Medicine of Columbus takes a comprehensive approach for diagnosing medical conditions, assessing your total wellness, and treating your issues. Also called a sonogram, ultrasounds are a type of diagnostic imaging test that utilize high-frequency sound waves to produce an image of your internal body structures. This form of imaging test is incredibly safe and can be used on patients in Columbus, GA of all ages without any risks.
WHAT CAN ULTRASOUNDS DETECT?
At Concierge Medicine of Columbus, our team uses ultrasounds for two primary reasons: to assess a pregnancy or to diagnose a medical condition. Ultrasounds are incredibly safe and are the go-to method when it comes to pregnancy and fetal checkups. As the handpiece passes over the abdomen, our ultrasound technician is given a clear view of the baby to assess their growth, development, and overall health. Ultrasounds can also be used to examine internal structures, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, bladder, blood vessels, and female reproductive organs. A diagnostic ultrasound aims to identify any abnormalities that could lead to a medical diagnosis.
Why Are Ultrasounds Important?
Ultrasounds, or sonograms, are one of the most useful, noninvasive diagnostic tools used widely in the field of medicine. At Concierge Medicine of Columbus, we use ultrasound imaging to assess pregnancies and diagnose medical conditions. Ultrasounds are important because they can:
- Confirm pregnancy
- Assess the health, growth, and development of a baby
- Diagnose congenital abnormalities
- Examine the organs and the body’s internal structures
- Identify abnormalities
- Diagnose medical issues and problems
- Detect abnormal masses such as tumors and cancers
Who is a Candidate for an Ultrasound?
Ultrasounds are a very safe, reliable procedure for imaging and diagnosing a variety of medical concerns and causes. If you or a loved one are struggling to find a diagnosis, find the source of pain, or are pregnant, ultrasounds can be used for both diagnostic and preventive care. We encourage any of our patients in or near Columbus, GA to inquire about ultrasounds at their appointments with any of our skilled providers if you identify with any of these medical concerns.
Are ultrasound scans safe?
Yes, ultrasound imaging is very safe. There is no exposure to ionizing radiation or other risks factors associated with this procedure. Ultrasound imaging has an excellent safety record and is used daily worldwide.
Does an ultrasound hurt?
No, not at all. Neither internal nor external ultrasound scans are painful though some people may experience mild discomfort as the probe is passed over the skin or inserted into the body.
How long does an ultrasound take?
A typical ultrasound scan usually takes about 30 minutes.
GET A CLEARER VIEW
Concierge Medicine of Columbus is thrilled to provide a wide range of comprehensive diagnostics to accurately diagnose your condition, assess a pregnancy, or look for certain internal abnormalities. Our team in Columbus, GA works with patients of all ages. We can't wait for you to join our primary care family!
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