An ultrasound creates images that provide a view of the organs and tissue in the body. Dr. Norberto Fleites and his staff at DNF Medical Centers are highly trained and perform ultrasounds on a daily basis. These terms (sonogram and ultrasound) are often used interchangeably but actually there is a difference.
A sonogram is an actual image that is formed after the ultrasound is applied to an area. Ultrasound is a sound frequency that is inaudible to humans because it is out of the range (much higher) of what we can naturally hear. The human ear can hear sounds up to about 20 kHz just for reference.
Who Would Benefit From An Ultrasound?
While images of pregnant mothers come to mind, not only are ultrasounds used for observing the growth of the fetus, but it is also used to diagnose problems such as finding cancerous cells or to diagnose pelvic bleeding.
If you are pregnant, having an ultrasound in Orlando done will show your sonographer the growth process of your fetus, calculate due date, show how many fetuses are present, and so much more. Regular check up is required to ensure that you and your baby are in the best state of health as time progresses.
Another common area where one can have a ultrasound performed is over the uterus, liver, scrotum, gallbladder, bladder, spleen, kidneys, thyroid breasts, and the heart.
When it comes to matters of the heart, the sonogram image can show whether there are blockages or other abnormalities.
Kidney stones and cancer detection is also another result of using ultrasound technology.
The Benefits of Having an Ultrasound In Orlando
Ultrasounds are great in that they:
- are straight to the point yet simple to administer.
- ultrasound waves do not cause any harm to the patient, unlike other imaging tools and x-rays.
- this service is usually covered by insurance which is ideal.
- reduced cost. Ultrasounds cost much less than MRI’s, x-rays and other alternatives.
To schedule an appointment for an Ultrasound in Orlando with DNF Medical Centers, call today and be seen by Dr. Norberto Fleites and his experienced staff.