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Ultrasounds services offered in Lehigh Acres, Saint Petersburg, Cape Coral, Naples, Bonita Springs, Tampa and Fort Myers, FL

An ultrasound is an imaging test that reveals underlying medical issues so you can receive appropriate treatment. At Galenus Group in Lehigh Acres, Florida, the team provides ultrasounds in-office and can use these tests to aid in diagnosing various diseases. For full-service care, call the office or book an appointment online today.  

Ultrasounds Q & A

What are ultrasounds?

Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps Galenus Group’s providers to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Ultrasounds work by sending painless sound waves into your body. The waves travel through soft tissue and fluids but bounce against more dense surfaces. This process is how an ultrasound creates an image.

Ultrasounds reveal the shape and size of internal organs and vessels. They can point to abnormalities and structural issues in helping to diagnose conditions like arthritis.

What are ultrasounds used for?

Ultrasounds are commonly used in diagnosis. In the office, ultrasounds can show whether a lump is a fluid-filled cyst or a tumor. Your provider might also use an ultrasound to guide them in performing an aspiration of an abscess or cyst.

For more serious conditions, evaluation of vital organs, or invasive procedures, you may need to be referred to a radiology center for a formal ultrasound and consultation with a radiologist.

What should I expect before an ultrasound?

In most cases, getting an ultrasound doesn’t require preparation. On the day of your ultrasound, you may want to wear loose-fitting clothing and leave your jewelry at home. You may be asked to remove some of your clothing and change into a gown for your ultrasound.

What happens during ultrasounds?

A trained ultrasound technician applies gel to your skin over the area to be studied. The gel prevents pockets of air that can block the sound waves from creating an image. The gel is easy to wipe off after your scan.  

The technician places a small, handheld device called a transducer against your skin, moving over the area being examined. As the transducer moves, it transmits sound waves into your body. This process creates images, which then appear on a computer.

In certain cases, you made need ultrasounds performed inside your body. If this is the case, the transducer is connected to a probe that goes inside your body to create ultrasound images. 

After your ultrasound, a radiologist reviews the images, and your Galenus Group provider will promptly discuss the results with you.

To learn more about ultrasounds and to schedule an appointment, call the Galenus Group office, or book online now.

Offering Ultrasounds
Edgardo Castiillo Nieves, MD
Edgardo Castillo Nieves, MD