Ultrasound Services

Premier Medical Associates offers Ultrasound Services to Central Florida

What are Ultrasounds?

Diagnostic ultrasound services, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.

Who is an Ideal Patient for Ultrasounds?

Ultrasound is used for many reasons, including to:

  • View the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy and monitor the developing baby’s health.
  • Diagnose gallbladder disease.
  • Evaluate blood flow.
  • Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment.
  • Examine a breast lump.
  • Check your thyroid gland.
  • Detect genital and prostate problems.
  • Assess joint inflammation (synovitis).
  • Evaluate metabolic bone disease.

What is the Benefit of Ultrasound Services

Ultrasounds offer many advantages:

  • They are generally painless and do not require needles, injections, or incisions.
  • Patients aren’t exposed to ionizing radiation, making the procedure safer than diagnostic techniques such as X-Rays and CT scans. In fact, there are no known harmful effects when used as directed by your health care provider.
  • Ultrasounds capture images of soft tissues that don’t show up well on X-Rays.
  • Ultrasounds are widely accessible and less expensive than other methods.