What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound, or sonography, produces images of the inside of the body by generating high-frequency sound waves. As the sound waves bounce off internal organs and tissues, they create echoes. Then a computer translates these echoes into images on a screen, images that can show abnormalities (disease) within the body. The process is fast, painless and completely free of radiation or harmful side effects.
Because it is a safe and proven technology, doctors order ultrasound tests for their patients every day. Ultrasound results are read and interpreted by a Board Certified Radiologist.
The Advantages of 4D Imaging
Revolutionary three- and four-dimensional ultrasound at DIOS provides faster and more detailed images to achieve better clinical accuracy and patient outcomes. The fourth dimension adds a time factor, or motion, with exceptionally high resolution. The value of this added dimension becomes clear when imaging moving objects like a beating heart or a fetus moving within the uterus.
Unlike two- and three-dimensional diagnostic processes, 4D allows for vizualization of internal anatomy moving in real-time. It also offers greater accuracy in ultrasound-guided biopsies by visualizing needle movements in real-time and in all three planes.