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Ultrasound

Ultrasound, or sonography, uses high frequency sound waves along with a computer to generate a picture of internal organs as they function.

The most common body parts that can be evaluated by ultrasound are the abdomen, breasts, female pelvis, scrotum, thyroid and the vascular system. It is a useful tool in the diagnosis of such conditions as abdominal cancer, aortic aneurysm, gallstones, blood clots, and uterine and ovarian disease. Ultrasound is a common diagnostic procedure in which the patient will experience little discomfort. There are no known dangers or side effects related with ultrasound, because it does not require the use of radiation, special dyes or anesthesia.

The Ultrasound tests and procedures available at Palos Community Hospital include:

  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Duplex Doppler Ultrasound
  • Kidney or Renal Ultrasound
  • Liver Ultrasound
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • OB Bio-Physical Profile Ultrasound
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Ultrasound (GYN Exam)
  • Right Upper Quadrant (RUQ) Ultrasound
  • Testicular Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound

Upcoming Events

  • Sep
    27
    Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    This class will review what you need to know to prepare for surgery and what you can expect after your total joint replacement surgery.
  • Sep
    27
    Tuesday
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Get the support you need when it comes to breastfeeding by meeting with other breastfeeding mothers and an experienced registered nurse at Palos.