Ultrasound uses sound waves to create internal images of the body. It detects reflected sound waves from internal organs and utilizes that information to generate images of the body’s internal structures. Ultrasound is safe and painless. Because Ultrasound’s imaging is based on sound and not radiation, it is safe to use when imaging the growing fetus and mother. Ultrasound also has a wide range of applications in radiology as it is used to view many internal organs and structures such as the:
- Obstetric / Pelvic (Including Nuchal Translucency/First Trimester Screenings)
- Blood Vessels (including Color Flow Dopplers)
- Abdominal Organs
- …and more
About The Procedure
Depending on the type of Ultrasound being administered, the procedure may vary. Generally, a hand-held device called a transducer is placed on the patient’s skin. A gel is applied to assist the transducer in transmitting sound waves into the body. The transducer then sends sound waves into the body and receives the reflected sound waves. This information is then processed by a computer and images are then generated and displayed on a video monitor. Our 3D/4D capabilities generate a 3D image as well as real time motion capture called 4D. These images are then read by our Board Certified Radiologists and a report is generated and forwarded to your physician.
Breast Ultrasound with Sonoelastography
Hoboken Radiology has been awared ACR Accreditation in Breast Ultrasound. Our recently acquired state-of-the-art Toshiba Ultrasound provides an additional tool in generating superior breast imaging: Sonoelastography.
Sonoelastrography is a non-invasive technique in the measuring of tissue stiffness which has been shown to be useful in the characterization of breast lesions.
Nuchal Translucency/First Trimester Screenings
Nuchal Translucency/First Trimester Screenings are offered to pregnant women to assess the risk of their baby having Down’s syndrome (also known as Trisomy 21) and Trisomy-18. The screenings must be performed exactly between 11 to 14 weeks of pregnancy and combines measurements collected from both an Ultrasound exam and blood test. While both the ultrasound and sample collection are performed at Hoboken Radiology, blood test results are generated by an independent outside lab. Hoboken Radiology is a registered center with the Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR) Program with both our sonographer and radiologist certified in administering these screenings.