Most of us think of pregnancy when we hear the word “Ultrasound”.
In medicine, it is also a diagnostic technique in the initial screening process in geriatric medicine. Ultrasound is non-invasive which proves it to be suitable for the elderly who need musculoskeletal scans like shoulders, hips or elbows, breast scans (a traditional mammogram can be painful and very uncomfortable), an ultrasound can even scan a person’s eye for internal abnormalities.
In addition an ultrasound can detect abnormalities in a person’s abdominal and pelvic organs, muscles and tendons, or their heart and blood vessels (a specialized ultrasound called a Doppler is used in this situation), and organs like the gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys.
At Unimed in Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach ultrasounds are used as a non-invasive procedure that is gentle and suitable for the elderly. With ultrasound, there is no pain and no recovery time and your Unimed healthcare specialist can tell you in advance if there are special preparations for your ultrasound.