Ultrasound imaging uses high frequency sound waves transmitted through a handheld device to examine your organs, tissues, and blood vessels. It uses a small probe called a transducer and gel placed on the skin. The transducer produces high-frequency sound waves that travel through the gel into the body, and the probe collects them to produce images from the sound waves that bounce back. The computer then reconstructs the sound waves to create images. The imaging is captured in real-time, which can show the motion of joints and internal organs, or blood flowing through veins.
ULTRASOUND QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
ENDOSCOPYAn upper endoscopy (EGD) and Colonoscopy are performed to examine and treat symptoms related to the digestive system as well as screen for cancer. Biopsies may be taken during the procedure, dilation of a narrowing, treatment for bleeding, and removal of polyps. Certain gastrointestinal diseases require monitoring which is also conducted with these procedures.
PAIN MANAGEMENTTreatment of conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and extremity pain are provided by specialized physicians in collaboration with the patient's referring provider to maintain a multidisciplinary approach.