ULTRASOUND IN ABILENE
Ultrasound imaging is a safe and effective means of evaluating internal organs. Also called sonography, this imaging method allows physicians to high-resolution images of internal organs to aid in the diagnosis of a range of medical conditions, from gall stones to breast cancer. It is also the most common imaging method for pregnant patients to track the health and development of the unborn baby and to assess symptoms experienced in pregnancy. Ultrasound is uniquely valuable in evaluating causes of gynecological symptoms ranging from abnormal uterine bleeding to pelvic pain and menstrual disorders. At West Texas Health, we are proud to offer medical ultrasound exams performed by experienced technologists and interpreted by expert Breast and Gynecological Imaging doctors.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Every ultrasound exam is conducted in a comfortable facility. Depending on the type of and reason for your ultrasound, the exam can take between 20 and 60 minutes. A water-based gel is spread over the body area to be examined, and then the sonographer moves a wand-like device over the skin. This device bounces harmless sound waves off the body's internal structures and picks them back up to create images. The entire process is painless, and it is safe for patients of all ages.
When to Schedule a Breast Ultrasound
We also are happy to work with patients who need a breast ultrasound as part of their breast cancer screening regimen. A breast ultrasound is often needed when your physician needs imaging to determine if a growth in the breast is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid breast tumor. Ultrasound features help the Breast Imaging specialists to determine if a biopsy of a breast lump is needed. As breast ultrasounds do not expose patients to radiation, they are often recommended for patients who need breast cancer screening while under 30 years old. Following the ultrasound results, further steps can then be explored between you and your physician.
Why Choose West Texas Health for Ultrasounds
For over 50 years, West Texas Health has been a key part of the Abilene community. Our mission is to ensure accessible, high-quality care for people living in the West Texas area. With dozens of carefully selected providers and facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, we ensure patients receive the care they need. From primary care visits to ultrasound imaging, our center aims to provide for all your health care needs.
Request an Appointment
Contact West Texas Health Imaging at 325-793-5162 for more information and to learn about scheduling a visit for an ultrasound in Abilene. Our friendly staff can walk you through the process and provide complete information on how to sign up for imaging tests, including breast cancer screening near you.