Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
An ultrasound allows your doctor to see problems without needing to make an incision.
Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasound uses no radiation, so it is the preferred method for viewing a developing fetus during pregnancy.
At Neville Foot and Ankle Centers, we offer an experienced team of medical and surgical specialists of the foot and ankle. As licensed podiatrists, we believe our patients deserve to have the information necessary to make good choices about their foot and ankle care.
Just like the device use for monitoring prenatal babies, this device uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the interior of the body. Images of internal organs, blood flow, muscles, tendons, joints, and all soft tissues can be captured in real-time with ultrasound imaging.
Digital Ultrasonic Diagnostic Imaging helps diagnose soft tissue conditions, which are difficult to capture via x-rays or other applied technologies. Tendon tears, muscle abnormalities, internal bleeding or fluid buildup, small soft tissue tumors, and early changes of rheumatoid arthritis can all be diagnosed using ultrasound imaging. As a result, this technology improves the accuracy of applied injections and can positively impact the overall outcome and recovery time.
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