Ultrasound is a simple, safe, painless diagnostic procedure that bounces high-frequency sound waves off parts of the body and captures the returning echoes as images. This modality is commonly used to capture moving images of pelvic and abdominal function, breast abnormality, the male and female reproductive system, kidneys, thyroid, and the developing fetus. Using the Doppler technique, ultrasound is an effective method of capturing images of large blood vessels, vascular structures and the heart using echocardiography.
Oregon Imaging Centers ultrasound department is accredited by the American College of Radiology and only employs sonographers who are board trained and certified. You can review information specific to your scan by selecting from the 'study type' menu in the left column.