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 State of Oregon implemented a law in 2015 that requires a health care provider's order for any medical imaging. Due to this, we cannot offer 3D/4D OB ultrasounds as a complimentary service along with OB anatomy survey exams.