An ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that uses high pitched sound waves that are sent through a hand-held device called a transducer probe to create a picture of the inside of the body. It is used to diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body’s internal structure and organs. It also used to diagnose heart conditions, and evaluate damage after a heart attack.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF AN ULTRASOUND?
Cardiologists use ultrasound imaging for examining the body’s internal organs and help physicians assess symptoms, such as pain, swelling and infection. It can help Dr. Mohin to see and evaluate heart and blood vessels. It helps detect any blockages to blood flow, narrowing of vessels, tumors and congenital heart disease, less than normal blood flow to various organs, and more than normal blood flow to various organs, which may be seen as an infection.
PREPARING FOR AN ULTRASOUND
Depending on the type of ultrasound examination Dr. Mohin may instruct them not to eat or drink for a few hours before the ultrasound. Others may continue to eat, drink and take medications as they normally do.
HOW IT IS DONE?
During the ultrasound, patients should wear comfortable clothing for their ultrasound exam. Patients may be asked to remove their clothing and jewelry, and wear a gown during the procedure. A professional sonographer will ask the patient to lie down on the examination table next to the ultrasound machine. They will apply a clear gel to the area of the skin being examined. The sonographer will then add pressure and move the probe around over the area of interest until the desired images are captured
WHY DR. MOHIN?
Dr. Mohin is a highly reviewed and accredited cardiologist with his own state-of-the-art testing facility comprised of in-house equipment. Whether you need an ultrasound or an annual heart screening, Dr. Mohin can provide the most complete and thorough care. His dedicated staff is here to answer any questions, so that you can put your mind at ease. Need to make an appointment? Call us at (310) 659-9572, or make an appointment online below.