When you need a fast, accurate diagnosis of unexplained abdominal pain or an evaluation of existing gallbladder or kidney disease, you can rely on the on-site testing options, including sonography, available at Brighton Beach Medical Group in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. The medical team can provide you with same-day diagnostic results, so you can begin treatment as soon as possible. Find out if you’re a good candidate for diagnostic testing with sonography technology by calling the New York City office today.
Sonography is a noninvasive and painless diagnostic technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of your internal structures like soft tissues and organs.
You may need a sonogram, also called an ultrasound, to diagnose unexplained or other symptoms that might relate to:
Sonography can also be useful to evaluate the severity of fibroids, lumps in the breast or testicles, and the flow of blood through arteries and veins.
Your Brighton Beach Medical Group provider often recommends sonography before resorting to other types of imaging tests like a CT scan or an MRI. Sonography can also prevent the need for exploratory surgery to accurately diagnose your symptoms.
There’s usually no special preparation you need before a sonogram, but you might be more comfortable wearing loose clothing.
If you’re having the test to diagnose conditions of the bladder, you’ll need to drink extra fluids to ensure your bladder is full. This helps generate a clearer picture of the structure of your bladder.
Your Brighton Beach Medical Group doctor can provide you with instructions before your procedure to ensure the results of your test are as accurate as possible.
Before the procedure, the Brighton Beach Medical Group staff helps you lie comfortably on an exam table. Your provider places a hand-held device on the surface of your skin over the diagnostic area and moves it around until a good image of the structure forms on the external monitor.
Your Brighton Beach Medical Group provider can snap pictures throughout the test to review later. A sonogram generally takes 30 minutes or less and is painless. You can expect to return to your usual activities after your appointment without any limitations.
Sonography technology produces real-time images of your inner structures and your Brighton Beach Medical Group doctor can interpret these results during your test.
Based on the diagnostic information from your sonogram, your doctor can discuss your options for moving forward with additional diagnostic tests or treatment.
If you have unexplained abdominal pain or other symptoms that need an accurate diagnosis, schedule a consultation at the Brighton Beach Medical Group office by phone.