Ultrasounds are one of the most well known diagnostic imaging tests. This is due in large part to their role in pregnancy care. If you are pregnant, doctors check that your child is developing normally using this tool. While this is a common use of ultrasound technology, it is not the only use it has. For example, at Highland Park Emergency Room, our staff uses ultrasounds to diagnose a variety of medical emergencies.
Ultrasound is an Important Diagnostic Tool
Ultrasounds provide images of the internal areas in your body. You can image different parts of the body, including a fetus, as well as the soft tissues and organs. At Highland Park Emergency Room, patients come to our 24-hour emergency facility with serious medical conditions which could affect:
- blood vessels
- the heart
- the spleen
- the gallbladder
- the kidneys
- the bladder
- the pancreas
- the testicles
- the thyroid
- the kidneys
In order to correctly see the problem causing your emergency and treat it properly, we use ultrasounds to pin-point and diagnose your problem.
Preparing for an Ultrasound
If you are getting an ultrasound, it is helpful to know what to expect during the process. For example, if you require a abdominal ultrasound, a full bladder is preferable. Similarly, undigested food can interfere and make it hard to get a clear picture, so you may be asked to fast. Medical professionals at Highland Park Emergency Room will give you the necessary instructions. However, ultrasounds are pretty simple and non invasive procedures that don’t need a lot of preparation.
Getting Your Ultrasound
Highland Park Emergency Room provide superior emergency medical care in the Dallas area. Our onsite diagnostic imaging capabilities, including ultrasounds, make our emergency rooms convenient and quick. Contact us today to learn more.