Ultrasound Scarborough – What You Need to Know

Ultrasound Scarborough is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedure that uses sound waves to make pictures of the internal structures of your body. It is commonly used to monitor a fetus during pregnancy, but can also be helpful in diagnosing many diseases and conditions.

A healthcare provider passes a device called a transducer over an area of your body or inside a body opening, then applies a thin layer of gel to the skin. The gel allows the ultrasound waves to pass through your body and bounce off the structures they hit, creating echo patterns that are displayed on a screen nearby. The echo patterns are then converted to electrical signals that are transmitted to a computer, which converts them into real-time images or videos that can be viewed on a computer screen.

During an ultrasound, you’ll lie on a flat table in a comfortable position. The technician will apply the gel and may ask you to hold your breath or remain still for a few seconds to get clearer pictures.

The ultrasound technician will then turn on the ultrasound Ultrasound Scarborough machine. It is important to keep your hands and feet away from the ultrasound equipment, as the sound waves may cause them to become numb or feel hot.

An ultrasound usually takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of organs being examined. Some examinations, such as vascular (blood vessel) imaging, can take longer because of the detailed imaging that is required.

Your ultrasound will be performed by a sonographer, who is a medical professional with special training in performing ultrasounds. They have a certification that shows they are trained to work with ultrasound equipment properly and safely.

Before an ultrasound, your healthcare provider will discuss with you any medications you are taking or medical conditions you have. This will help the ultrasound technician determine what part of your body will be scanned and how much time it should take.

When you arrive for your ultrasound, the technician will remove any clothing you are wearing and place a small amount of water-soluble gel on the skin over the area being scanned. The gel doesn’t hurt your skin or stain your clothes, but it does need to be applied carefully. The technician will then move a handheld transducer or probe over the gel to get images of your body’s internal tissues.

After the ultrasound, your healthcare provider will review the results with you and answer any questions you might have. They will also explain the diagnosis and treatment plan to you.

At Raynen Therapies, we use therapeutic ultrasound to treat injuries and conditions related to most soft tissue, joints and muscle spasms. This type of ultrasound can be effective in decreasing pain, stiffness and muscle spasms while also promoting a healthier healing process at the cellular level. Contact us to schedule a consultation today!