Ultrasound

Our Zonare Z.One digital ultrasound accommodates a wide range of clinical capabilities and allows various organs in the body to be examined.

Ultrasound imaging exposes parts of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (x-ray) and is usually a painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

Ultrasound examinations help diagnose an assortment of conditions and to evaluate organ damage following illness. Ultrasound can assist physicians with diagnosing symptoms such as acute pain, swelling, tenderness or infection.

Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body’s internal organs including: 

  • Abdominal Aorta and its major branches
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid Glands
  • Scrotum (Testicles)

Doppler ultrasound images can help the physician to see and evaluate:

  • Blockages to blood flow (such as clots)
  • Narrowing of vessels (which may be caused by plaque)
  • Tumors and congenital malformation
  • With knowledge about the speed and volume of blood flow gained from a Doppler ultrasound image, the physician can often determine whether a patient is a good candidate for a procedure like angioplasty.