A diagnostic ultrasound is able to non-invasively image internal organs within the body, including the heart, blood vessels, thyroid, brain, breast, abdominal organs, skin, and muscles.
Our ob/gyn, general and vascular ultrasounds are offered to patients with NO insurance or patients with a HIGH deductible. Our prices are 50 percent less than the common cost of an ultrasound at other facilities in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. We employ only registered diagnostic sonographers to perform our diagnostic ultrasounds. Once the diagnostic ultrasound is complete the reports of all findings are forwarded to the patient’s provider that requested the ultrasound.
NOTE: ALL providers that are requesting a diagnostic ultrasound must provide a written order faxed to our office or give to your patient prior to their appointment, and our radiologist will provide a detailed report within 48-72 hours unless a stat report is needed.
Preparation for Exams:
For an abdominal and aorta ultrasound, nothing to eat or drink for six-eight hours prior to your examination.
For a pelvic ultrasound you should drink at least 32oz of water 45 minutes prior to exam, keeping the bladder full until after the exam.
If you are scheduled for an abdominal and pelvic exam drink water ONLY and keep your bladder full until the pelvic exam is complete.
ALL charges include both the scan (technical component) and the report (professional component).
Fetal Anatomy Screening
This is a very thorough scan to check the baby’s 4 chamber heart, brain, spine, bowel, kidneys, bladder, 3V cord, cord insertion and limbs to detect any abnormalities. This can never completely guarantee that the baby will be normal but it gives very strong reassurance. We also check the placenta, and amniotic fluid. If requested the sex is determined on this scan.
(EDD) Estimated Due Date
On this scan we measure the baby’s head, abdomen and limbs. We get an estimate of the weight of the baby. This gives a guide to how big the baby is. (Recommended for those that are SGA (small for gestational age) or LGA (large for gestational age)
This is a GREAT tool to check for fetal well being. We will check for fetal movement, breathing, flexion, heart acceleration, and amniotic fluid.
Transvag & Pelvic
Used for viability, vaginal bleeding , checking for ovarian cyst and more. As sonographers there are times when you can see ovaries transvaginal and not transabdominal so using both a transvaginal approach with a transdominal approach visibility of the anatomy is clearly seen.
Transvag or Pelvic
Used for viability, vaginal bleeding , checking for ovarian cyst and more. As sonographers there are times when your provider wants pelvic only or transvaginal only.
This scan is done closer to the end of pregnancy to assure the physician that the baby is in the vertex position (head down).
We check for placenta previa, placenta tearing or placenta bleeding.
Amniotic Fluid Volume Survey
This is to check for polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid), or oligohydramnios (too little amniotic fluid).
If you are at risk of premature birth then we can scan to assess the length of the uterine cervix. This can be done at any stage from 16 weeks but is most useful at 18 – 21 weeks of pregnancy with a full bladder.
An abdominal ultrasound is done to view structures inside the abdomen. It’s the preferred screening method for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a weakened, bulging spot in the abdominal aorta — the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. However, the imaging test may be used to diagnose or rule out many other health conditions.
Abdomen Limited (RUQ/GB)
Unlike a generalized abdominal ultrasound, a gallbladder ultrasound (often referred to as right upper quadrant ultrasound) is a more specialized procedure to test the gallbladder and ducts attached to it.
A kidney ultrasound may be used to assess the size, location, and shape of the kidneys and related structures, such as the ureters and bladder. Ultrasound can detect cysts, tumors, abscesses, obstructions, fluid collection, and infection within or around the kidneys.
A carotid ultrasound is a safe, painless procedure that uses sound waves to examine the blood flow through the carotid arteries. Your two carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck. They deliver blood from your heart to your brain. Carotid ultrasound tests for blocked or narrowed carotid arteries, which can increase the risk of stroke. The results can help your doctor determine a treatment to lower your stroke risk.
Lower & Upper Extremity Venous
This type of ultrasound shows if there is a blockage in a leg or arm vein. Such blockages are usually caused by blood clots, which can be dangerous and even life threatening if they break loose and travel through the blood to the lungs.
Lower & Upper Extremity Arterial
The purpose of a lower extremity arterial evaluation is to detect the presence, severity and location of atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries caused by plaque) in your legs. Some of the indications for a lower extremity arterial evaluation include leg pain while walking (claudication), leg pain at rest, leg numbness and tingling, or non-healing ulcers or sores of the legs or feet.
A Thyroid ultrasound may be ordered if a thyroid function test is abnormal or if your provider feels a growth on your thyroid while examining your neck.
Scrotal ultrasounds are typically performed to determine the cause of testicular pain, identify if a scrotal mass is cystic or solid, determine the location of undescended testis, and diagnose the cause of infertility.
Some people may experience pain with a lump found anywhere on the body. And some may experience pain and palpable lumps in the breast. Ultrasound is used to identify the lump as solid or cystic.
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