Ultrasound, also known as sonography, uses sound waves to create images of the body.
Ultrasound uses no radiation and is painless.
Ultrasound can be used to image internal organs. Specialized ultrasound known as “doppler ultrasound” is used to evaluate blood flow in arteries, veins and the internal organs.
Ultrasound provides “real time” images and is used by our physicians to guide interventional procedures such as biopsies and injections.
A complimentary CD of your ultrasound study is available to you after the examination is completed. It is wise to keep this CD as part of your personal medical history file.
For a more detailed description of the benefits of an ultrasound examination scan, as well as safety information, please click on this link below:
Northeast Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence
The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.
Northeast Radiology’s Ultrasound Accreditation
The Ultrasound Accreditation Program involves the acquisition of clinical images, submission of relevant physician reports corresponding to clinical images submitted, and quality control documentation. Accreditation is not permanent, and a facility offering Ultrasound must resubmit testing regularly. Northeast Radiology provides ACR® accredited Ultrasound programs in all our medical imaging facilities
Northeast Radiology’s Breast Ultrasound Accreditation
The ACR’s® Breast Ultrasound Accreditation Program provides peer review and constructive feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control and assurance, accuracy of needle placement and image quality.
Northeast Radiology’s Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Accreditation
The ACR’s® Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
Detailed ultrasound imaging test information is available to you. Northeast Radiology is a member of both the American College of Radiology (ACR®) and the Radiology Society of North American (RSNA®). These two premier organizations have jointly developed Radiologyinfo.org as the radiology information resource for patients.
Radiologyinfo.org provides a wealth of useful information on Ultrasound. It tells you how an Ultrasound test examination is performed. It also addresses what you may experience. For more details on specific examinations, please click on the links below:
All material on the Radiologyinfo.org website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR® and RSNA®, as well as other professional radiology organizations. This website is updated frequently with new information.