Expert imaging services
Ultrasound at Beverly Hospital
Ultrasound is a type of imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of the inside of your body. There is no radiation involved, and there are no known harmful effects associated with the test.
These tests allow us to examine many of the body’s internal organs and to visualize blood flow within arteries and veins in your neck, abdomen and legs. We also use ultrasound to monitor the growth and development of your unborn baby.
Our Ultrasound Specialists
Your ultrasound exam is conducted by a sonographer, an imaging expert who specializes in creating ultrasound images, also known as sonograms. Our sonographers are registered and highly trained. Many also have added certifications.
How is Ultrasound Performed?
When you have an ultrasound, your sonographer applies a special gel to your skin. Then, they position a wand-like device called a transducer over the area that’s going to be examined.
The device emits sound waves that travel into your body and bounce off internal structures, creating echos. These echoes are transformed into images on a computer screen. A radiologist reviews the images and creates a report that is sent to your doctor.
You cannot hear the sound waves during an ultrasound exam and the test itself is painless. However, you may experience mild discomfort as the sonographer positions the transducer to get the best images.
Pediatric Ultrasound Clinic
We offer a special ultrasound clinic for pediatric patients at Beth Israel Lahey Health Care Center — Danvers. It requires a doctor’s referral.
We offer a variety of ultrasounds, but our team specializes in five areas:
- Pylorus (the muscle between the stomach and the intestines)
We may also use ultrasound to several conditions:
- Conditions affecting the ovaries and testicles
- Kidney conditions
- Soft tissue masses in the arms, legs, chest and neck
- Urinary reflux
Our ultrasound team will make your child’s experience as easy and pleasant as possible.
Ultrasound Exams We Offer
- Nuchal translucency screening or early risk assessment
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy
Services & Specialties
Ultrasound can be helpful in diagnosing and monitoring many conditions. Our imaging specialists work with many experts to coordinate your care.