An ultrasound test is a non-invasive procedure that uses reflected sound waves to produce a picture of a blood vessel or internal organ. The ultrasound equipment at Mary Greeley Medical Center is state-of-the-art, providing the most detailed images available through ultrasound technology.
Ultrasound is used to:
- Determine the health, position and size of an unborn baby.
- View blood as it flows through vessels, showing reduced blood flow that could cause stroke, or blood clots in the legs that could break loose and block blood flow to the lungs or brain.
- Identify the presence, amount and location of arterial plaque.
- Offer quick, basic information about internal organs, tumors and other health issues.
Our ultrasound equipment is available to inpatients and outpatients for physician-ordered tests. The department is staffed during the daytime hours with technologists, who are also on call around-the-clock to assist physicians in our Emergency Department.