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Diagnosing Thyroid and Lymph Node Conditions

While lymph nodes are located throughout your entire body, many in your neck are related to your thyroid. The thyroid is responsible for secreting hormones that regulate growth and development. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, at least 30 million Americans suffer from thyroid and lymph node conditions  ­­–– and about half are […]


The Benefits of Renal Ultrasound

A renal ultrasound is a painless test that safely uses sound waves to make images of a person’s kidneys, ureters and bladder. During the ultrasound, a trained sonographer spreads a clear, warm gel over the kidney area to help with the transmission of the sound waves. The sonographer uses a transducer (a small microphone-like device […]


The Importance of Testicular and Scrotal Ultrasounds

Many people are under the impression that ultrasound exams are only conducted during pregnancy. However, that’s not the case. In honor of Men’s Health Month, the specialists at Alaska Family Sonograms would like to share the important role that testicular and scrotal ultrasounds can play in men’s overall health and well-being. Why are testicular and […]


An Individualized Approach to Prenatal Ultrasound

What is prenatal ultrasound? Though ultrasounds can help sonographers examine many areas of the body, prenatal ultrasounds are used during pregnancy to display images of your baby, the amniotic sac, placenta, and ovaries. With an individualized approach to prenatal ultrasound, the team at Alaska Family Sonograms provides an enjoyable and beautiful experience while watching your baby grow. […]


Ultrasound Exams to Evaluate Your Fertility

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week (April 24-30th), it’s important to remember that ultrasounds are not just used during pregnancy. They can also be used prior to pregnancy to evaluate your fertility and detect any potential issues. Ultrasound exams used to detect fertility issues During a fertility evaluation, it’s likely that your doctor will […]


National Kidney Month: Can an Abdominal Ultrasound Help You?

March is National Kidney Month, which reminds us that the health of our kidneys is crucial to our overall well-being. Many don’t realize how much the kidneys do for the body, and when they’re not working properly, it can affect our overall health. An abdominal ultrasound can help discover issues that may be occurring within […]


International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month: How You Can Prevent Prenatal Infections in Your Unborn Baby

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, serving as an important reminder that your health directly affects the health of your unborn baby. Fortunately, many of the infections that are dangerous to developing babies are quite rare in the United States, thanks to successful immunization programs. But there are still certain harmful infections that can […]


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