Ultrasound imaging is one of the safest diagnostic tests you can get. At Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, the team provides in-office ultrasound imaging for diagnostic purposes to plan treatments and to guide specific invasive procedures. To learn more about ultrasound imaging or find out if you need it, call the office or schedule a visit online today.
Ultrasound imaging is a versatile technique that the providers at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, use to diagnose diseases and guide invasive procedures. An ultrasound imaging procedure produces a real-time image of your internal organs and tissues. It can even show blood as it flows through your arteries and veins.
To create this image, a hand-held device called a transducer emits soundwaves through your body. The sound waves bounce off your organs and tissues to create an image that your provider views on a nearby monitor during the procedure. Your provider explains these images and can use them to make or confirm a diagnosis.
Ultrasound imaging is safer than other imaging procedures. It doesn’t expose you to radiation, which can sometimes be harmful to your health or the health of an unborn baby. That’s why providers use ultrasound imaging to view babies in the womb.
The providers at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, make sure you know what to expect during your in-office ultrasound imaging procedure. This should relieve your anxiety about the procedure. It’s completely painless and requires little to no preparation or aftercare.
Some ultrasound imaging procedures are invasive. In some, your provider must insert the transducer into your esophagus, rectum, or vagina to get the needed images. In other cases, your provider moves the transducer over the outside of your body, like on your abdomen, after applying a smooth gel.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes. Once it’s over, your provider goes over the images with you and what your next treatment steps should be.
There usually isn’t much you need to do to prepare for an in-office ultrasound at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC. However, your provider will give you instructions if they’re necessary. Depending on the examination area, the instructions might include:
After your in-office ultrasound, it’s safe to go home or continue your workday. You don’t have to spend any time in a recovery room, nor do you have to reserve time for rest later in the day. If you have any questions about the procedure or its findings, the Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, providers can answer them in detail.
To find out if you need an in-office ultrasound for diagnostic or treatment purposes, call Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, today or book your visit online.