Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a method of “seeing” inside the human body through high-frequency sound waves. As the sound passes through the body, echoes are produced that can be used to identify how far away an object is, how large it is and how uniform it is to develop an image. Ultrasound is widely used to evaluate many body systems, including organs of the abdomen, pelvis and vascular system and also in obstetrics and fetal imaging.
The Ultrasound department is comprised of six ARDMS, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, certified Ultrasound Technologists, who perform all of the diagnostic procedures. A board-certified radiologist supervises and interprets all ultrasound procedures - more than 10,000 procedures annually. This department utilizes three American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited ultrasound machines to provide only the highest quality imaging procedures to patients.
To schedule an appointment at Midtown Medical Center or Northside Medical Center for an ultrasound, the patient's physician should call the Patient Intake Center at (706) 571-1065 and specify the location.