Ultrasound Testing Specialist

Maiden Lane Medical

Multi-Specialty Group Practice located in New York, NY

We are proud to have with us many specially trained doctors in the Upper East Side Maiden Lane Cardiology location in New York, NY, that specialize in ultrasound testing. Our doctors deeply understand and adeptly utilize the latest in ultrasound testing to determine whether their patients have any complications that require more extensive treatment. With their expert care in the diagnosis and treatment of various heart-related conditions, you’ll be in good hands under your doctors medical care. Call the Maiden Lane Cardiology office today to schedule an appointment..

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What Is Ultrasound Testing?

Sometimes called “sonography” or “diagnostic medical sonography,” an ultrasound is an imaging test that employs high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures in the body. Such images often provide valuable information for the diagnosis and treatment of a number of diseases and conditions. Most ultrasound testing is done by way of an external sonar device, though on a few occasions, it is done with a device placed within a patient’s body.

What Is Ultrasound Testing Used for?

Ultrasound is used for a variety of reasons, including to:

  • Diagnose gallbladder disease
  • View the ovaries and uterus of a pregnant woman
  • Assess the health and development of a fetus
  • Evaluate flow in blood vessels
  • Evaluate a breast lump
  • Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment
  • Check a thyroid gland
  • Reveal genital and prostate abnormalities
  • Diagnose some cancers

What Can You Expect During an Ultrasound?

Generally, a patient is asked to remove all jewelry, change into a gown and lie on a table. Gel is applied to the skin on the part of the body to be examined to eliminate air pockets that might prevent the sound waves from forming. A sonographer presses a transducer, a small hand-held device, against the skin and moves it over the area being examined. Sound waves are transmitted into the body, and sound waves bounce back and are sent to a computer, which creates the images.

For an internal ultrasound, a probe with a transducer attached is inserted into a natural opening in the body. Internal ultrasounds include:

  • Transrectal ultrasound – a transducer inserted into a man’s rectum in order to view his prostate.
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram – a transducer inserted into the esophagus, typically after sedation, in order to obtain heart images.
  • Transvaginal ultrasound  a transducer inserted into a woman’s vagina in order to view her ovaries and uterus.

Ultrasound testing is generally painless and takes from 30 minutes to an hour.

Medically Reviewed By

Janette Davison, MD
Board Certified Gynecologist

Our doctors who provide this service

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Rachel Barr, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

Emily Blanton, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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Janette Davison, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Armina Eana, DO MPH

Board Certified OB/GYN

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Faina Gelman-Nisanov, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

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Dena Harris, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

Kenneth A. Levey, MD MPH FACOG FACS

Board Certified Gynecologist & CEO and Managing Partner of Maiden Lane Medical

Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Fernando Mariz, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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