Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a method of obtaining images using high-frequency sound waves. There is no radiation with ultrasound. Ultrasound is useful for examining many of the abdominal organs, female pelvis, pregnancy, thyroid, breast, scrotum and doppler of the arteries and veins. Uniontown Hospital offers all of these procedures including ultrasound-guided biopsies.
A sonogram is done by placing a coupling gel on the skin and using a transducer to send the sound waves to the area of interest. The procedure is painless.
The ultrasound department at Uniontown Hospital is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology. This accreditation guarantees that the department has met the stringent standards set forth by the American College of Radiology.