Allied Healthcare Physicians
Internal Medicine & Physician Assistants located in Westchester, Mamaroneck, NY & The Bronx, NY
If you require an ultrasound to diagnose a health condition, look no further than Allied Healthcare Physicians, with three convenient locations in Mamaroneck and New Rochelle, New York, as well as City Island in the Bronx in New York City. Experienced internal medicine physician Eyad Hijazin, MD, and his medical team offer on-site ultrasounds for patient convenience and the most comprehensive primary care services possible. Call any of their offices to schedule an appointment today or book one online.
Ultrasound Q & A
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a type of imaging used to look at structures within your body. This type of imaging utilizes high-frequency sound waves to view blood vessels, your heart, liver, kidneys, or other internal organs to make sure they’re healthy or to diagnose and treat health problems.
Why might I require an ultrasound?
Your provider lets you know if you’re a good candidate for an ultrasound. It’s used for numerous reasons, such as to:
- View internal reproductive organs
- Evaluate blood flow
- Diagnosed gallbladder and other diseases
- Check your thyroid gland
- Evaluate certain bone diseases
- Assess joint inflammation
- Detect prostate problems
- Examine breast lumps
In some cases, your doctor uses ultrasounds during medical procedures, such as guiding needles during biopsies or tumor treatment.
What should I expect during the procedure?
Prior to an ultrasound, your Allied Healthcare Physicians provider has you lie comfortably on an exam table. A transducer moves over the targeted areas of your body, sending out sound waves.
The waves bounce off various tissues and an ultrasound machine captures the waves as they bounce back. In some cases, your doctor might recommend an internal ultrasound, such as a:
- Transvaginal ultrasound: your provider places a transducer inside of the vagina to view the ovaries and uterus
- Transrectal ultrasound: a transducer is inserted into the rectum to view images of the prostate
- Transesophageal echocardiogram: your doctor puts a transducer into the esophagus to view images of your heart
Your provider may suggests sedation during a transesophageal echocardiogram to enhance comfort. Ultrasounds take less than an hour to complete, and are painless procedures.
What happens after an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure, so you can return to normal everyday activities right away. Your provider interprets the results and shares them with you. If you have a health condition that warrants treatment, your doctor reviews treatment options.
Don’t wait to schedule an ultrasound when something doesn’t feel quite right with your body. If your doctor recommends an ultrasound to diagnose or rule out a health condition, call Allied Healthcare Physicians today or book an appointment online.