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Chances are someone you know has undergone an ultrasound exam, whether it’s to get the first glimpse of a developing baby in the womb or to determine the risk of heart attack. Doctors use ultrasound widely in women, men and children to gain advanced insights into the workings and health of the human inner body. Ultrasound is the most utilized form of diagnostic imaging available today.
Understanding Ultrasound and its Benefits. By actually seeing your arteries and organs on screen you can get a real feel for where you’re headed and what you need to do.
Despite today’s sophisticated high-tech systems, ultrasound remains a science built upon simple sound waves. By beaming high-frequency sound waves into the body physicians can translate the “echoes” that bounce off body tissues and organs into colorful visual images that provide valuable medical information, exposing heart disease, stroke, abnormalities in the abdomen or reproductive system and more – all exhibit telltale signs that ultrasound can help to detect.
As a woman, maintaining your good health often means being proactive. By receiving an ultrasound, you and your screener can take the lead in monitoring a variety of health conditions from heart disease, breast abnormalities to several gynecological problems, enabling you to possibly limit invasive procedures.
Contrary to popular belief, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States and stroke is the No. 1 cause of serious, long-term disability. According to the American Heart Association, many women never receive the advance treatment they need for patients showing symptoms of illness, ultrasound can examine the heart and circulatory system and provide important information about their structure and function. Ultrasound images can measure the chambers of the heart, visualize valve abnormalities as well as evaluate the efficiency of the heart in pumping blood to the rest of the body, all of which can help with early detection by determining the presence or risk of heart disease, including coronary artery disease.
A screener can use ultrasound to detect a wide array of gynecological conditions. For example, if you experience pelvic pain, ultrasound may be used as part of a standard pelvic exam to find or rule out conditions like internal bleeding, pelvic inflammatory disease, abscesses and pelvic masses. Infertility issues can also be addressed. New higher resolution ultrasound systems allow the screener to safely monitor and examine the reproductive system in the early stages of embryo development in the fertility process. Post-menopausal women and any women over 45 have an increased risk of gynecological problems such as cysts on the ovaries and uterus. If your screener detects any of these problems during an ultrasound examination you may be sent for further testing that will can confirm or identify
Breast cancer is a top concern of women in the United States, and it should be-more than 178,000 women are diagnosed with the disease each year and over 43,000 die, according to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Data shows that 95 percent of women who cancer is detected early have a greater survival rate than those whose cancer is detected in As an adjunct to mammography, ultrasound can be a primary breast imaging application for women under the age of 40 who have dense breasts, or breast implants or breastfeed. Ultrasound can also help doctors assess masses that are detected in mammograms, aid in the detection of cysts and guide breast biopsies. If you are 35, physicians suggest a breast exam each year as a part of your routine health regimen.
Ultrasound can help diagnose a wide variety of conditions in men, ranging from heart disease to abnormalities in the prostate gland or testicles. Because ultrasound works by bouncing sound waves off of organs and other tissues, it can also be used to look for gallstones, liver damage and kidney dysfunction.
Heart disease kills more than 455,000 men each year (double the number of men killed by cancer), making it the single largest killer of males in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.
By using ultrasound, doctors may be able to pinpoint trouble spots and help men avoid life-threatening heart conditions as well as stroke and hypertension, which also are leading killers of men. For example, a doctor can image the heart muscle to detect damage, congenital defects or hereditary abnormalities. By imaging the carotid artery using Color Doppler ultrasound, doctors can check for the development of plaque-the precursor to potentially deadly coronary artery disease, the cause of 80 percent of all heart attacks. In some cases, this can help to predict the chances of developing coronary artery disease, allowing doctors the opportunity to prescribe early treatment options.
Cancer of the prostate is the most common cancer among American men, affecting about one in five men during the course of a lifetime-and the most common cause of death from cancer in men over age 75. Recently, more attention has been given to this disease, which involves the prostate gland, a walnut-sized reproductive gland located near the back of the penis. Most common among African-American men over 60 years old but not limited to these age and gender, this a health risk that all men should take seriously As with other cancers for which a cause is unknown, early detection is the most valuable weapon in this battle. If a problem in the prostate is suspected, ultrasound can allow a screener recommend you a visit to your doctor to accurately acquire a tissue sample or biopsy from areas of the prostate. The exam is conducted through the use of a small probe and may be carried out in conjunction with other exams, including the important prostate- specific antigen (PSA) blood test; most men with prostate cancer show elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen, a protein that is produced by the prostate gland.
Because diagnostic information from an ultrasound exam is gathered instantly while the exam is taking place a concerned parent can learn immediately what may be wrong with the child without scaring him or her or involving any painful procedures. With children, screeners commonly use ultrasound to detect a variety of illnesses and disorders. Small, lightweight transducers allow them to examine the child easily and painlessly. For example, a physician may use ultrasound to examine a child’s gastrointestinal tract for signs of appendicitis or a baby’s bone structure for alignment problems like congenital hip dislocation or spina bifida. An ultrasound exam of the head can detect hydrocephaly (water on the brain), intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the skull) and other conditions of the head.
Seniors, too, can benefit from ultrasound imaging. It can be used to determine soft-tissue injury such as nerve damage, ganglions (tumors growing on a tendon) or other superficial injuries. Sports medicine has also benefited from ultrasound, such as the examination of sports-related injuries like stressed ligaments in the knee or an injured rotator cuff (shoulder). The ability to look closely at moving tendons in the hand is of significant clinical benefit to orthopedic and hand surgeons. Using ultrasound, doctors can see internal structures of nerves in the wrist to determine if they’re trapped or swollen, potentially causing carpal tunnel syndrome. Musculoskeletal disorders are among the most prevalent medical conditions in the United States, affecting seven percent of the population. Muscle injuries to the ankle, hip, knee or elbow can also be addressed using this portable and safe diagnostic modality.
Ultrasound can also be used to examine organ-related disorders at any age, but especially useful for seniors with gallstones, kidney disease or abnormalities in the colon. Ultrasound exam procedures are a critical element in detecting disease before it progresses. Kidney cancer is a serious disease, which accounts for more than 11,000 deaths in the U.S. each year and is most commonly seen in people aged 50 to 70. And it’s people over the age of 50 who are more likely to develop colon cancer; the country’s second leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer. Seen only women, endometriosis is a disorder in which cysts form in the reproductive system causing pain and bleeding during the menstrual cycle and sexual intercourse. Ultrasound can play a key role in detection.
Mother and Baby
The most well known application of ultrasound is its use in fetal imaging. Now, more than ever, fingers, toes, ears, genitals, eye lashes-they all shine through with remarkable clarity- offering expectant parents assurance that everything’s okay and helping mom and her doctor do their best to avoid things which might go wrong.
Because ultrasound uses sound waves to create its images, it has been shown to be safe for both mother and child. A physician or technologist moves a transducer-a device that produces high frequency sound waves and is used in all ultrasound exams-across the mother’s abdomen; the transducer then receives the echoes coming back from the baby as a visual picture that is displayed on the system monitor which can be saved and later Ultrasound can be useful in high-risk pregnancy and infertility. Doctors can predict premature delivery by examining the size of the cervix. They can also screen for fallopian tube patency and detect ectopic pregnancies (the fertilized egg grows outside the uterus). Twenty percent of ectopic pregnancies turn into emergency situations when they are detected too late and as a result rupture pelvic organs and cause internal bleeding, according to Dr. C. Everett Koop, former United States Surgeon General.
A complete fetal examination using ultrasound involves imaging the baby’s head, heart, kidneys, spine, stomach, umbilical cord, bladder and placenta to determine if any abnormalities exist. The same fetal exam can also be used to check for the possibility of multiple births, unusual orientation, and if the baby is positioned correctly, the sex can also be determined. By taking measurements of the fetus, a doctor can also determine the gestational age of the baby to help date the pregnancy.
Take An Active Role in Your Ultrasound Exam
As a patient, you can (and should) take an active role in ensuring your ultrasound provides the most diagnostic information possible. This starts with asking questions about what is involved and following your doctor’s instructions about pre-exam procedures, such as drinking water before an obstetric exam.
Ultrasound benefits outweigh any invasive surgical procedures.