Ultrasound utilizes sound waves rather than x-rays to produce a medical image or picture of various organs and tissues in the body. As the ultrasound waves penetrate the body, they are reflected back to the transducer by the internal organs. These echoes contain information that is converted into an image of the organ being examined.
The testing process begins when a transmission gel is spread onto the area of the body to be examined. A transducer will be moved slowly over the body part being imaged producing a sensation of light pressure on the patient's skin. The ultrasound images will appear on a monitor similar to a television screen. The results are then recorded on film or high quality photographic paper for a detailed study.
New York Medical Imaging Associates conducts head, neck, abdominal, pelvic, thyroid, breast, extremity and scrotal sonograms. Our ultrasonic equipment allows excellent evaluations with both transabdominal and transvaginal techniques. Our office is also equipped with Color Flow Doppler capabilities for venous and arterial studies.