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Understanding Obstetric Ultrasound

Most people are familiar with the term “ultrasound,” especially if you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. An ultrasound is a broad term that covers many types of imaging techniques that create pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. An obstetric ultrasound captures images of a fetus or embryo in a woman’s […]


Detailed Fetal Ultrasounds Provide In-Depth Anatomy Assessments for Your Unborn Child

Alaska Family Sonograms is proud to offer a new service: Detailed fetal anatomy ultrasounds. Fetal anatomy ultrasounds are specialized screenings, typically recommended around 20 weeks gestation. These ultrasounds provide you and your doctor with a comprehensive assessment of your growing baby. What does a detailed fetal anatomy ultrasound measure? We want to ensure your baby […]


Female Pelvic Ultrasound Exam: What You Need to Know

If you are struggling to conceive naturally, your doctor may recommend a female pelvic ultrasound exam. These ultrasounds may help determine whether there are underlying gynecological issues that are interfering with natural conception. A female pelvic ultrasound exam can also help your doctor determine the best fertility treatment for you. What is involved in a […]


Carotid Ultrasound: How to Prepare

If your physician has ordered a carotid ultrasound, he or she is asking for a test to detect dangerous, narrowed carotid arteries that increase the risk of stroke. Your doctor will recommend a carotid ultrasound if you have transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or certain types of stroke. You may also be prescribed a carotid ultrasound […]


Obstetric Ultrasound: What Is It? What Does It Show?

If you’re a mom or about to become one, you are likely familiar with the term “ultrasound.” This imaging technique creates pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Obstetric ultrasound takes pictures of an embryo or fetus in a woman’s uterus to captures images of the mother’s uterus and ovaries. Ultrasound is […]


What is a Vascular Ultrasound and Why Do It?

Vascular ultrasound (also referred to as a duplex study) is a noninvasive and remarkably versatile procedure used to examine the circulation in the blood vessels of the body. It can also evaluate arteries or veins in nearly any part of the body. When we refer to this exam as “noninvasive,” it means no needles or […]


What Does a Neck Ultrasound Show?

Ultrasound is a widely used diagnostic procedure that takes pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound images are captured in real-time, so they can show the structure and movement of internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. What’s more, Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation (used in x-rays), so there is […]


What’s the Difference Between 3D and 4D Ultrasound Scans?

Whether it’s your first child or your fourth, there can be many anxious moments of a pregnancy, especially during the first few weeks of fetal development. This is precisely why ultrasound technology is so vital to doctors and parents alike. The ability to regularly monitor the fetus in real time can reveal abnormalities or alleviate […]


Renal Ultrasound: The Importance for Your Kidneys, Ureters & Bladder

When you think of the renal system (or urinary tract), picture it beyond the crucially important function of urine elimination. Instead, picture it as a carefully choreographed ballet of three necessary parts: The kidneys generate urine by filtering wastes and extra water from the blood The ureters (two thin tubes of muscle) transport the urine […]


Testicular Ultrasound: Purpose and Procedure

Testicular ultrasounds are the primary testing method for observing and evaluating the health and structure of the male reproductive organs. Testicles are responsible for creating sperm and testosterone, the male sex hormone. The male reproductive organs are vulnerable to many abnormalities and diseases that can cause pain, swelling, infertility — even serious threats to your […]


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