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Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound is safe and painless. It produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging is also called ultrasound scanning or sonography. It uses a small probe called a transducer and gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves travel from the probe through the gel into the body. The probe collects the sounds that bounce back. A computer uses those sound waves to create an image.

Ultrasound exams do not use radiation (as used in x-rays). Since images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs. They can also show blood flowing through blood vessels. This is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Benefits of Ultrasound:

  • Most ultrasound procedures are noninvasive.
  • Ultrasound is widely available and easy-to-use
  • Ultrasound imaging does not use radiation.
  • Ultrasound scanning gives a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on x-ray images.

Ultrasound procedures performed at Gunnison Valley Health.

Gunnison Valley Health performs many ultrasound procedures including:

Leading edge ultrasound backed by compassion and commitment.

At Gunnison Valley Health, we provide advanced imaging services right here in the Gunnison Valley. Our on-site radiologists and certified technologists offer expertise, experience, and diagnostic excellence to the residents and guests of our area.

For more information, speak to your physician or contact Gunnison Valley Health's Diagnostic Imaging Department at (970) 641-7253.