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Ultrasound imaging

When an ultrasound is part of the medical testing program your doctor proposes, Berger Health System is the best place to come for care. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable team that can perform your ultrasound test, and we have advanced equipment that can produce the images your doctor needs in order to care for your condition.

What is an ultrasound?

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves. As those waves move through the body, they produce sounds that bounce back. Those bouncing sounds are used to produce thin, flat images. Because those 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.

An ultrasound uses no radiation, and it's considered a noninvasive medical test. That makes ultrasounds one of the safest forms of medical testing available, and these tests are used in the diagnosis and treatment of all sorts of medical issues.

Who needs an ultrasound?

An ultrasound can help your doctor to assess symptoms such as pain, swelling and infection that might originate in your:

  • Bladder.
  • Breast.
  • Gallbladder.
  • Kidneys.
  • Liver.
  • Ovaries.
  • Pancreas.
  • Scrotum (testicles).
  • Spleen.
  • Thyroid and parathyroid glands.
  • Uterus.

An ultrasound can also be used to assess the health and placement of an unborn baby, as well as help guide biopsies performed with a needle.

Ultrasound testing at Berger Health System

At Berger Health System, our ultrasound technicians are skilled and highly trained. When you come to them for care, they will explain your test procedure carefully and answer any questions you might have about what the test is and how it works.

During your test, your technician will work hard to keep you comfortable. If something bothers you, speak up and our technicians will adjust as needed.

After your test, your results will go to your doctor. You won't need to pick up the report and deliver it. We'll do that for you.

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