What is diagnostic ultrasound?
Diagnostic ultrasound (also called sonography) is a safe, non-invasive medical imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. As the sound waves bounce off of different structures within your body, including muscles, organs, bone, and blood, the ultrasound machine can create images and videos of those structures to give us a picture of what is happening inside your body. Unlike x-ray imaging, which is used primarily for bone imaging, there is no exposure to radiation.
Ultrasounds imagery is used for many reasons, including:
- Evaluate blood flow
- Check your thyroid gland
- Diagnose gallbladder disease
- Check the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy and monitor the fetus’ development
- Detect genital and prostrate problems
- Evaluate bone density and muscle or tendon damage
NFMD has invested in portable GE Vivid ultrasound machines, and the technicians at NFMD carry all of the necessary certifications and experience to provide high-quality diagnostic imaging when you need it, where you need it.
How do you make an appointment? What happens now?
First, you need to make sure you need a diagnostic ultrasound. Your Primary Care Physician MUST prescribe the procedure, and they will forward your prescription to NFMD.
Contact NFMD at 833-763-6363 to schedule your appointment.
A representative from NFMD will contact you to confirm your coverage, appointment date, and give you a reminder of necessary preparation steps. If you’ve provided an email, we’ll send a confirmation with your appointment info.
You’ll meet an NFMD technician at the care facility, where they’ll confirm the procedure to be performed, help you with any privacy or preparation concerns, then perform the procedure.
Results will be forwarded to your Primary Care Physician for review.