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An ultrasound is a revolutionary and effective imaging method that allows your doctor to view the inner structures of your body to aid in diagnosis and treatment. Louisiana Women’s Healthcare is a group of compassionate providers who use the most advanced ultrasound technology to help women in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They offer both gynecological and obstetrical ultrasounds. Learn more and call or book your appointment online today.
An ultrasound is a safe, noninvasive test that creates detailed pictures of the inside of your body using high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound technology captures images in real time and can reveal the movements and structure of your internal organs and blood flow.
Ultrasounds are used to diagnose the cause of pain, swelling, and infections in the internal organs. The technology also is used in specific treatments and to guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and to examine a fetus during pregnancy.
During your ultrasound, you lie on a medical bed, and your doctor or sonographer -- an ultrasound specialist -- places a warm gel on your skin. They then pass a transducer over your body to view the inside.
Sound waves are transmitted from the transducer through the gel and into your body, where the transducer collects the reverberating sounds. A computer uses the sound waves to produce an image.
There are many types of ultrasounds. The Louisiana Women’s Healthcare providers offer gynecologic and obstetric ultrasounds and 2-D and 3-D technology.
Among the many benefits of ultrasound technology are:
Learn more and call or click to book your appointment online.