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Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
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Diagnostic Ultrasound (Overview)

Diagnostic ultrasound uses sound waves to characterize tissues of the body and does not involve irradiation.The frequencies used in diagnostic ultrasound are typically between 2 and 18 mhz. Sonography images tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels and internal organs (kidneys, liver, heart, spleen, bladder, ovaries, testes babies in utero. Brain ultrasound is performed in infants.


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How important is a targeted diagnostic ultrasound ?

How important is a targeted diagnostic ultrasound ?

Very important: This ultrasound scans fetal organs and carefully studies the fetal anatomy. Also measures the development. It is really important and i would strongly recommended to have it done. It provides valuable information to physician and to the patient as well. ...Read more

Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
33 doctors shared insights

Diagnostic Ultrasound (Overview)

Diagnostic ultrasound uses sound waves to characterize tissues of the body and does not involve irradiation.The frequencies used in diagnostic ultrasound are typically between 2 and 18 mhz. Sonography images tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels and internal organs (kidneys, liver, heart, spleen, bladder, ovaries, testes babies in utero. Brain ultrasound is performed in infants.


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What is the definition or description of: diagnostic ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: diagnostic ultrasound?

Imaging with sound: Diagnostic ultrasound uses sound waves to characterize tissues of the body and does not involve irradiation.The frequencies used in diagnostic ultrasound are typically between 2 and 18 mhz. Sonography images tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels and internal organs (kidneys, liver, heart, spleen, bladder, ovaries, testes babies in utero. Brain ultrasound is performed in infants. ...Read more

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I want to have diagnostic ultrasound by mfm expert. Should I self refer?

Talk to your OB: You should talk to your ob. You may have no indication for an mfm consult, and if you do have an indication - the mfm will likely want to have your prenatal records and information available as well as the abililty to communicate with your ob. ...Read more

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After a diagnostic mammogram & ultrasound, there is still concern from my dr.. I have a diagnostic ultrasound tomorrow. Is this normal?

After a diagnostic mammogram &  ultrasound, there is still concern from my dr.. I have a diagnostic ultrasound  tomorrow. Is this normal?

If you already: had a diagnostic mammo/ultrasound workup, it should have been evaluated by the radiologist while you were there, so it is somewhat unusual to be called back to repeat the ultrasound. However. It occasionally happens. ...Read more

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What is diagnostic ultrasound like for babies with spina bifida?

What is diagnostic ultrasound like for babies with spina bifida?

Like others: The ultrasound is like others performed with more specialized views of the region of interest. ...Read more

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Is it typical to make you drink water for an hour for diagnostic ultrasound?

Yes, if.....: Yes, if you are having a pelvic/uterine or obstetrical ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does a diagnostic ultrasound look for all birth defects? Over 40 and having my first kiddo. Will a diagnostic ultrasound at 22 weeks show all major forms of birth defect, or are there some that can only be detected by amnio or some other test?

Does a diagnostic ultrasound look for all birth defects? Over 40 and having my first kiddo.  Will a diagnostic ultrasound at 22 weeks show all major forms of birth defect, or are there some that can only be detected by amnio or some other test?

Many undetectable: or missed. The accuracy is operator-specific, but even the most talented prenatal ultrasonologists, both Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Radiology specialists, will miss the diagnosis of Down in an affected pregnancy. You are entitled to have testing for Down by a maternal blood test for fetal DNA, 99.9% accurate, with results in 4 to 7 days. Your age-specific risk is 1/100. Get genetic counseling. ...Read more

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Who does the reading from a diagnostic fetal ultrasound?

Who does the reading from a diagnostic fetal ultrasound?

Radiologist or MFM.: Only select radiology and maternal-fetal medicine specialists are trained and qualified to interpret prenatal ultrasound studies. ...Read more

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Who reads a diagnostic fetal ultrasound? I thought the doctor would be in the room during it.

Who reads a diagnostic fetal ultrasound? I thought the doctor would be in the room during it.

MD reads - may scan.: The physician (maternal-fetal medicine specialist or radiologist) will read all the studies that the sonographers capture and may scan personally as needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
2,190 doctors shared insights

Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more