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Ultrasound Testing Los Angeles

Our center is equipped with one of the latest ultrasounds on the market for ultrasonic testing and ultrasound scan. We are able to perform a variety of ultrasound scans and ultrasound tests such as ultrasound scans of the thyroid, carotid arteries , aorta, heart, abdomen, kidneys, gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, testes, breasts, prostate, baby, veins and more. We also perform IMT measurements (Intima media thickness measurement of the carotid artery, a preview of plaque buildup in the coronary arteries) as well as perform screening ultrasound of the different organs in the body. Our screening ultrasound testing as well as diagnostic ultrasound testing is performed for early diagnosis of cancer and heart disease as well as diagnosing and evaluating masses and other abnormalities.

A experienced ultrasound technician performs all ultrasounds in the office and the images are then sent to an experienced radiologist to read.

What is An Ultrasound?

An ultrasound scan, which is also commonly known as a diagnostic sonography, sonogram and ultrasonography, is an apparatus that uses high frequency sound waves to generate an image of a particular fragment within the body. Precise sites for an ultrasound exam would be blood vessels, the heart, liver, prostate, pelvis, breast, pancreas, testes, thyroid, gallbladder, carotids, joints, muscles, kidneys, testicles, aorta, fetus and tendons to document several dimensions of its structure and any neurotic abrasions with real time tomographic images. Ultrasound is used to generate images of the human body for at least 50 years and has become one of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine. Research has shown that sound waves are safer to use than radiation. For instance, to check the fetus in the womb effectively while simultaneously protecting the fetus, an obstetric ultrasound exam is habitually used.

Why is An Ultrasound Performed?

Undergoing an ultrasound may be for a variety of reasons. Ultrasound may be used for the following (but are not limited to):
Assess the thyroid gland
Detect gallbladder disease
Diagnose several forms of infection or cancer
Evaluate anomalies of the muscles and tendons
Evaluate a lump in the breast
Evaluate the health of a fetus in the womb
Evaluate flow in blood vessels
Observe the heart
Expose irregularities in the genitalia and prostate
Ultrasounds performed in our office
Pregnancy Ultrasound or Baby Ultrasound
Kidney or Renal Ultrasound

2D Echo or Heart Ultrasound

Thyroid Ultrasound
Carotid Ultrasound
Gender Ultrasound
Abdomnial Ultrasound
Prostate Ultrasound
Intravaginal Ultrasound
Venous Ultrasound
Venous Insufficiency Ultrasound
Soft Tissue Ultrasound
Joint Ultrasound
Liver Ultrasound
Pancreas Ultrasound
Gallbladder Ultrasound
Spleen Ultrasound
And more

How Is An Ultrasound Performed?

An ultrasound machine creates images, allowing different organs in the body to be inspected. The instrument directs high-frequency sound waves, reflecting off body structures. A computer then obtains these replicated waves and uses them to generate a picture. A CT scan or an x-ray associate with ionized radiation exposure, whereas the ultrasound exams do not.

The patient undergoing an ultrasound is usually lying in supine (a position of the body: lying down on the back with the face up). To help with the transmission of the sound waves, a clear, water-based conducting gel is applied to the skin over the area being examined. A transducer, which is a hand-held probe, is moved over the area being examined. The patient may be asked to change position so that other areas can be examined.

How To Prepare for the Test?

Preparation for the procedure will depend on the body region being examined. For instance, a patient schedule for an abdominal ultrasound may be instructed to not eat or drink for several hours before the exam.

What Can Be Diagnosed With an Ultrasound?

Ultrasound scans are used to help diagnose maladies in numerous expanses of the body, including:
Blood vessels (Stenosis and plaques or narrowing)
Breasts (evaluate for lumps or diagnose breast cancer or breast tumor)
Gallbladder (gallstones)
Joints (injections)
Ligaments (injury)
Liver (cirrhosis or evaluate for nodules or cancer)
Ovaries (ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer)
Testes (evaluate for testicular cancer or mass)
Tendons
Thyroid gland (evaluate nodules and for biopsy of nodules)
Prostate
Intravaginal
Pelvic
Heart
Renal
Carotid
Pancreas

For example, it can assist in detecting whether a lump in one of these organs is a cyst or a tumor.

Normal And Abnormal Results?

When the scan is complete, the ultrasound-tech and a radiologist generally observe the ultrasound images on film or on a computer monitor. The radiologist examines the images and sends a report of the findings to your doctor. If the ultrasound exam is for an imperative medical disorder, the doctor will receive the results immediately. Otherwise, the patient will receive their results within a few days after it is read officially by a radiologist.

In Home Ultrasound

Depending on your location we can have an ultrasound technician with a portable ultrasound perform an ultrasound at your desired location. Most ultrasound tests can be scheduled and performed at your home. Please call us  at 877-760-3570 for more information.

Written by Dr. David Nazarian, M.D.
Concierge Medicine Specialist and Director of My Concierge MD in Los Angeles

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Specialist in Concierge Medicine & Executive Health. Dr. Nazarian practices Integrative Medicine with focus on preventative medicine, anti-aging, hormone replacement therapy and IV Vitamin optimizations. Dr. David Nazarian, received his bachelor of sceinces from the University of Los Angeles, California in Psychology and Biology. He obtained his Medical Doctorate degree from Sackler School of Medicine. He completed his medical residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, a University of Southern California affiliate hospital. Once completed, he established a practice in the heart of Beverly Hills

Dr. Nazarian is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has received numerous awards and recognition as a top doctor in his field. “I am passionate about delivering the highest level of care to my patients, and highly value the trust placed in me by my patients and their families.” Dr. Nazarian, Founder, My Concierge MD.