Posts Tagged ‘ ultrasound ’

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 […]

Your Baby Month by Month

Though there are many resources that can tell you the size of your baby relative to fruit, nothing compares to seeing a sonogram of your baby. Whether you’re in your first, second or third trimester, it’s important to see your baby and understand how to ensure a healthy pregnancy. First trimester Your baby does most […]

Choosing the Right Sonographer For You

Your baby is on the way. Or you have a medical issue that requires an ultrasound exam. You want to be sure you get an evaluation that your doctor can rely on. With a high-quality, clear image your doctor can develop an effective treatment plan tailored to your needs. How do you know which sonographer […]

2D, 3D, and 4D Ultrasound Exams

When you think of ultrasound exams, you most likely think of a pregnant woman and her growing belly. However, these noninvasive, safe and comfortable diagnostic tests can be used to detect and diagnose a myriad of diseases and medical conditions. In addition to monitoring the health of a growing fetus, ultrasounds can be used to […]

What’s Detected During an Ultrasound Exam?

Ultrasound, or sonography, is a versatile and effective technology used to diagnose a broad range of medical conditions and inform treatment plans. The advantages of an ultrasound exam include: It’s safe – Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation It is minimally invasive – No needles or injections are usually required It produces imagery in real […]

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month

Ultrasound scanning, or sonography, is a noninvasive, safe and comfortable diagnostic procedure. Most people think of ultrasound as the technology used to confirm pregnancy or to monitor the health and growth of a fetus inside a woman’s body. Yet this versatile technology also serves as an invaluable tool to screen for and even aid in […]

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. […]

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