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What is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound, also known as ultrasonography, is a medical imaging method that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to generate images of internal body structures. By emitting these sound waves into the body and capturing the resulting echoes, ultrasound technology creates real-time images—helping medical professionals visualize organs, tissues, and various bodily systems, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions and guiding medical procedures without invasive measures or exposure to radiation.

How does a patient prepare for an ultrasound and how is it performed?

To prepare for an ultrasound, wear loose-fitting clothes and remove metal objects and jewelry. During the procedure, a gel is applied to the skin, and a handheld transducer is used to capture images. It’s painless, and you need to stay still for about 15-30 minutes. Results are provided to your healthcare provider for discussion and follow-up, if needed.

How does a patient obtain the results of the ultrasound?

After the ultrasound is completed, the computer generates visual images of the area of the body that was scanned. These images can be transferred to or burned to a CD. A radiologist is a physician who is specially trained to interpret images of the body. The interpretation is transmitted in the form of a report to the physician who requested the ultrasound. Your physician can then discuss the results with the patient and/or family.

SoFia 3D Breast Solution by iVu Imaging

3D Breast Ultrasound

What is a 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound System(ABUS)?

The SoFia 3D by iVu Imaging is a new technology designed to see through the dense breast tissue. It provides a unique, painless non-invasive exam with no radiation exposure. Exam is performed within 30seconds with no compression.

The system design helps ease apprehensions and maintains your dignity with a quick, comfortable, face down automated exam. The system’s technology generates 3D images to help detect cancer in early stages.