Ultrasounds Can Show You More Than You Think

Ultrasound imaging is most famously used for taking a peek at developing babies while they are still in the womb, but did you know it’s also an excellent and safe diagnostic tool to use in other parts of your body also? Employing the use of sound waves, ultrasound exams provide real-time imaging without the risks associated with radiation. Other areas of the body that can be successfully viewed using ultrasound technology include:

  • Tendon, ligament and muscle tears
  • Liver
  • Gall bladder
  • Pancreas
  • Aorta
  • Spleen
  • Bladder
  • Kidneys
  • Ovaries
  • Uterus
  • Arterial plaque buildup
  • Vein thrombosis

In addition to being used to discover abnormalities in tissues and organs, ultrasounds are also an essential tool to guide needles during biopsies as well as the inserting of PICC lines.

So what makes getting an ultrasound at IMI different than other clinics? It’s definitely our staff and their continuing desire to put the patient first. We look for more than just well-trained and experienced professionals. They need to care about our patients and be sensitive to their needs and concerns while undergoing treatment at our facilities.

Laurie, one of our ultrasound technologists with 33 years of experience, loves working here because of the great radiologists and the mutual respect the staff gives to everyone on the team.

Another ultrasound technologist, Debbie, has spent the last 36 years with our practice and finds that drawing slice pictures of organs with sound reflection is amazing and challenging and actually learned this modality alongside our radiologists when it was just being pioneered.

Whether you need an ultrasound exam or any other one of the diagnostic imaging procedures we provide, IMI wants to be the first place you think of. We offer convenient appointment times in locations throughout Boise and the Treasure Valley, and have the friendliest, most-caring staff around. When your doctor orders a diagnostic exam, make sure they know that IMI is where you would prefer to have it performed. They can even securely view your results online with our Web Ambassador software…Call and get a price quote today!

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