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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Conditions that an Ultrasound Exam Can Detect

When you think of an ultrasound exam, you probably associate it with pregnancy and check-ups to monitor the health of a growing fetus. While that is an important function, there are many other conditions for which these exams are routinely used. They are crucial in helping doctors and surgeons diagnose and treat potentially life-threatening diseases […]

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