Ultrasound imaging, sometimes called sonography is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body by using high frequency sound waves. As sound passes through the body, echoes are produced that identify how far away an object is, the size of the object, its shape and consistency (solid, fluid or mixed). Ultrasound can also measure the flow of blood using a specialized method called Doppler ultrasound. No radiation is used with ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body’s internal organs such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, thyroid and testicles.
Venous and Carotid Dopplers are available every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, please call 402-269-7590.
Venous Dopplers - A venous ultrasound is used to evaluate the veins in the body, particularly in the legs and arms. It is common to use ultrasound to evaluate the veins for a blood clot, especially in the legs. When a blood clot develops in the vein, ultrasound can show the clot and also the slowing or complete blockage of blood flow that is causes.
Carotid Dopplers - is an imaging test that uses ultrasound to examine the carotid arteries located in the neck. This test can show narrowing or possible blockages due to plaque buildup in the arteries due to coronary artery disease.