Thyroid Ultrasound scans use a small, high-frequency transducer probe to yield images of the thyroid gland, one of the organs of the body’s hormone-regulating endocrine system. The thyroid gland is crucial in regulating heart rate and a number of other essential functions. It is subject to abnormalities that can be evaluated using ultrasound including lumps […]
This section provides essential ultrasound knowledge a future ultrasound technician ought to know about before deciding whether or not to enter this field. Our list of featured articles explains how ultrasound machines work, ultrasound history, different uses of ultrasound, different types of ultrasound imaging, the known risks and benefits of ultrasound, and the future of this technology within the healthcare field.
Obstetric Ultrasound is the field of sonography concerned with fetal development. This can involve routine monitoring and health assessments of the unborn baby as well identifying risks and abnormalities that may be present. In addition, the reproductive organs and health of the mother can be evaluated and the blood supply in the umbilical cord and […]
Pediatric Ultrasound is an excellent tool for evaluating the abdominal organs and blood vessels in children. An abdominal ultrasound can provide ultrasound images of the same structures in children as it can in adults including the liver, kidneys, bladder, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, intestines, testicles, ovaries and uterus. In addition, pediatric abdominal ultrasound is used to […]
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a key component in the assessment and diagnosis of numerous complaints related to connective and soft tissue as described in the article Ultrasound Specialists. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is often better at depicting small structures such as ligament and tendon tears in the hands and fingers as well as soft-tissue foreign bodies that don’t […]
Breast Ultrasound is used to generate images of the internal makeup of the breast and can also assess blood flow in identified breast masses. One of its main uses is to help in the investigation of breast abnormalities found during physical exams such as nipple discharge or a lump. Its other primary use, as explained […]