Ultrasound

Using sound waves to create an image

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Ultrasound

Using sound waves to create an image

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Sonography

An ultrasound scan, or sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart. SDMI has all new 3D technology in our Ultrasound department, with Superb Microvascular Imaging, which vastly improves visualization of very small vessels.

Since sound waves are used rather than radiation, the procedure is extremely safe. Ultrasound scans are commonly used during pregnancy to produce images of the baby in the womb, but they can also be used to detect heart problems, examine other parts of the body such as the liver, kidneys and abdomen and help guide a surgeon performing some types of biopsy.

Technology

SDMI has always been a leading innovator in healthcare technology in Southern Nevada and we continue to uphold our mission of delivering an exceptional patient experience and accurate results through the cutting-edge technology installed in our facilities.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during my ultrasound?

Jewelry, watches, glasses and even clothing may need to be removed before the exam, requiring the patient to change into a hospital dressing gown. Patients will be asked to lie on an examination table, where a special type of gel will be applied to keep sound-blocking air pockets from forming. Once prepared, a trained technician called a sonographer will press a device called a transducer against the skin where the test is being performed to capture the image. The transducer emits a high-frequency sound (one that is inaudible to human ears) to send sound waves into the body that collect information by determining the size, shape and consistency of organs and soft tissues. This information is sent back to a computer that processes and forms the images. On average, ultrasounds can take anywhere from 30 minutes to up to an hour. The radiologist and doctor will interpret the images in order to help diagnose and treat potential conditions. Once complete, normal activity can be resumed.

How do I prepare for my ultrasound?

Being a simple procedure, ultrasounds require little to no preparation, with only a few exceptions:

  • For gallbladder exams, a doctor may require the patient not to ingest food or drink before the procedure.
  • For pelvic exams, a full bladder may be required for testing, so a doctor may ask the patient to drink up to six full glasses of water two hours before the exam without urinating.

How do I get an electronic copy of my results?

Please visit our patient portal to access your reports and images, click here. You can also call 702-515-8441 to request a copy.

Locations

Blue Diamond
8945 Lindell Road Las Vegas, NV 89139
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North Las Vegas
1650 W. Craig Road Ste 100 North Las Vegas, NV 89032
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Galleria
800 N. Gibson Rd., Ste 110 Henderson, NV 89011
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Anthem
2850 Siena Heights Henderson, NV 89052
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Centennial Hills
6925 N. Durango Drive Las Vegas, NV 89149
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Green Valley
4 Sunset Way, Bldg D Henderson, NV 89014
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Maryland Parkway
2950 S. Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89109
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LV Medical District
800 Shadow Lane Las Vegas, NV 89106
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Northwest
2767 N. Tenaya Way Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Southwest
9070 W. Post Road Las Vegas, NV 89148
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Ultrasound

Using sound waves to create an image

Back to All

Sonography

An ultrasound scan, or sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart. SDMI has all new 3D technology in our Ultrasound department, with Superb Microvascular Imaging, which vastly improves visualization of very small vessels.

Since sound waves are used rather than radiation, the procedure is extremely safe. Ultrasound scans are commonly used during pregnancy to produce images of the baby in the womb, but they can also be used to detect heart problems, examine other parts of the body such as the liver, kidneys and abdomen and help guide a surgeon performing some types of biopsy.

Ultrasound

Using sound waves to create an image

Back to All

Sonography

An ultrasound scan, or sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart. SDMI has all new 3D technology in our Ultrasound department, with Superb Microvascular Imaging, which vastly improves visualization of very small vessels.

Since sound waves are used rather than radiation, the procedure is extremely safe. Ultrasound scans are commonly used during pregnancy to produce images of the baby in the womb, but they can also be used to detect heart problems, examine other parts of the body such as the liver, kidneys and abdomen and help guide a surgeon performing some types of biopsy.

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