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Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Advancements in ultrasound technology include formatting the sound wave data into 3-D images. Four-dimensional (4-D) ultrasound is 3-D ultrasound in motion. Logansport Memorial’s powerful imaging capabilities allow patients to view a fetus and internal organs as if they were being held in their hands. This helps patients better visualize and understand their condition.
Although the public may commonly associate ultrasound with observing a fetus during pregnancy, it has a wide range of uses in abdominal, urological, and vascular cases. Ultrasound is also commonly used as real-time guidance for biopsies or needle placement procedures, and because it can be used in the most delicate conditions without major side effects, it is a popular diagnostic method for physicians.
The results of most tests will be sent to your doctor within 48 hours.