Ultrasounds Specialists

East Tremont Medical Center -  - Multi-Specialty Group

East Tremont Medical Center

Multi-Specialty Group located in The Bronx, NY & New York, NY

In the increasing world of medical specialization, more practices are farming out their diagnostic work to outside laboratories. To provide patients in the Bronx, New York, with timely and comprehensive care, the health care team at East Tremont Medical Center is equipped with in-house diagnostic tools, such as the highly effective ultrasound, which allows you to quickly get the answers you need. For more information about the ultrasound services at the practice, please call, or use the online scheduling feature to set up an appointment.

Ultrasounds Q & A

What is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that allows the providers at East Tremont Medical Center to get a closer look at what’s going on inside your body, without the need for going in surgically. 

An ultrasound, which is also called sonography, relies on sound wave technology, which your provider delivers through a special handpiece called a transducer. The high-frequency sound waves enter your body and bounce back as they encounter objects. This information is collected by a computer, which renders an image.

An ultrasound delivers real-time pictures of the internal structures of your body and even captures movement, such as your blood or a fetus.

Why Would I Need an Ultrasound?

There are a wide range of reasons why your doctor at East Tremont Medical Center may turn to an ultrasound, which is a great tool for diagnosing problems in your internal organs, including your:

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Gallbladder
  • Liver 
  • Kidneys
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Reproductive organs
  • Thyroid glands
  • Bladder

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the types of applications for an ultrasound.

Ultimately, an ultrasound is an essential tool for diagnosing the following problems:

  • Blockages in your blood vessels, including clots
  • An increase in blood, which may signal an infection
  • Tumors or growths
  • Obstructions in your urinary tract
  • Joint issues

Here again, this list is representative of the types of conditions that an ultrasound can detect.

And, under happier circumstances, an ultrasound is a go-to tool for expectant parents who want the first glimpses of their unborn child.

What Happens During an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a completely painless and noninvasive procedure. To begin, your provider places a special gel on the area where they’ll be passing the transducer, and then they simply roll the handpiece over the surface of your skin.

There’s nothing you need to do to prepare for your ultrasound, unless your doctor gives you specific instructions. 

After collecting the data, one of the health care providers at East Tremont Medical Center will discuss their findings with you to determine next steps.

To learn more about the ultrasound services at East Tremont Medical Center, call or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.