Accuracy of diagnosis and treatment depends on the quality and timely availability of diagnostic reports such as ultrasound reports. At Huntington Beach Diagnostic Imaging and Breast Center, we are committed to accomplishing accuracy and speed with the help of highly experienced medical imaging services and a wide range of diagnostic tools. Contact our office for an ultrasound Huntington Beach clients trust.
The Most Reliable Ultrasound
Diagnostic Services in California
What is an Ultrasound?
A doctor may order an ultrasound to obtain a clear internal view of organs and to detect abnormalities. An ultrasound scan is a painless procedure where sound waves of high-frequency are used to capture images of organs, tissues, and blood vessels. The sound waves bounce off tissues and organs and are used to make images of the internal organs.
The technology used in ultrasound scans is similar to the ones used in radar and sonar that enable the military to detect ships and planes. Also called sonography, the ultrasound allows your doctor to gain clarity on internal problems without having to make an incision. As compared to other diagnostic techniques such as X-rays, CT, or CAT scans, ultrasound does not use radiation. This makes this technique a preferred method to monitor the fetus growth during pregnancy. While ultrasound can be used for many purposes, the diagnostic ultrasound is used to detect cancer so we can treat it rapidly, increasing the chances of recovery.
What Problems Can
the Ultrasound Detect?
From bladder or kidney stones to tumors, from fetal growth to prostate gland size, screening ultrasound can detect a wide range of conditions.
• An ultrasound is an ideal tool for:
• Viewing the ovaries and uterus during pregnancy
• Monitoring the growth and the baby’s health
• Detecting tumors in the breast and other organs
• Evaluating blood flow
• Diagnosing gallbladder, liver and kidney disease
• Guiding a needle for tumor treatment or for biopsy
• Detecting a breast lump
• Checking the thyroid gland
• Detecting prostate and genital problems
• Evaluating joint inflammation
Ultrasound is one of the safest and effective ways to perform cancer screening not only to detect tumors but to monitor the efficacy of cancer treatment. A key advantage of ultrasound over X-rays is that it can capture soft tissue images that are not visible on X-rays. An ultrasound is also used to differentiate between solid tumors and fluid-filled cysts that help doctors develop a suitable treatment plan.
Contact us for more information about what this service can do for you and why we provide arguably the most effective ultrasound Huntington Beach has to offer!
What Happens During a Screening Ultrasound?
Once the patient lies down on the screening table, a clear gel is applied to enable sound waves to get into the body. The doctor then performs the ultrasound scan holding a transducer, which is a small device that sends sound waves inside the body. The sound waves get reflected back to the transducer and are then fed into a computer. The sound waves are interpreted in the form of a viewable image that gives valuable data on internal structures and organs.
The entire procedure can take up to 30 minutes or less, based on which area is to be scanned. You can resume normal activities after the scan.
Preparing for the Ultrasound
Our medical imaging specialist will give you directions on how to prepare for your ultrasound. In many cases, the only preparation you have to do is to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. You may be required to remove any jewelry in the area that is being examined. It is important that you inform your doctor if you are taking over-the-counter, prescription medications, or other supplements.
However, your doctor will advise you as to what you need to do in certain instances:
• Your doctor may ask you not to drink or eat for some hours before certain diagnostic procedures such as gallbladder ultrasound.
• You may be required to have a full bladder for a pelvic ultrasound. The medical imaging specialist will guide you on how much water you should drink before the exam.
• Specific instructions are also given for young children who need an ultrasound scan.
• Specific instructions may also be given for certain areas of the body. For instance, for an abdominal ultrasound that involves the spleen, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas, you may be asked to consume a fat-free meal a day before and fast for twelve hours prior to the test.
What Makes Us the Top Ultrasound
Diagnostic Services Provider?
For thousands of people in California, Huntington Beach Diagnostic Imaging and Breast Center is the preferred destination for medical imaging. Our focus is on a quick turnaround time and accurate, reliable diagnostics that help optimize healthcare. While exceptional customer service is our forte, we are sought after for our high-quality medical imaging services at affordable cash prices. Customer satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities, which is one of the primary reasons that we are considered to be the best ultrasound diagnostic services provider in California.
Our board-certified diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Naser Rahbar, MD., has decades of experience and expertise with a wide range of medical imaging techniques.
For those looking for an MRI in Huntington Beach and the best medical imaging services with a cash price discount, our diagnostic services are the obvious choice. From MRI to CT scan, screening ultrasound to digital mammography, our diagnostic services are offered at the lowest possible prices to give our patients the maximum value for money.
Accessibility and parking convenience are the other factors that make us the preferred destination in Westminster and Huntington Beach, CA. With a stellar record of having achieved on-time delivery of diagnostic reports 99% of the time, we also take extra care to provide a generous amount of time for our patients’ appointments to account for mobility and other barriers.
Huntington Beach Diagnostic Imaging and Breast Center has emerged as the leading provider of diagnostic ultrasound services in California, having performed thousands of procedures in the locations we serve in. We offer the most reliable diagnostic services on the back of highly experienced technicians and medical imaging specialists, a sharp focus on customer satisfaction, the quickest turnaround time, and superior value for money.
To book an appointment for a mammogram, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT scan, MRI, or a fluoroscopy exam, please give us a call.