Overview

Ultrasound imaging (sonography) is integral to a radiologist's ability to diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions.

Ultrasound is the use of high frequency sound waves to create an accurate image of the inside of the body. Medical usage of ultrasound has been around for over 50 years and has proven to be a valuable tool for physicians in helping to diagnose and treat their patients.

Ultrasound generally utilizes a small, portable device, which uses sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are limitations on the diagnostic capabilities of ultrasound, as sound waves do not travel well through air or bone. Ultrasound is not the most effective choice for imaging parts of the body that contain gas or are obscured by bone. 

The VCU Department of Radiology is accredited by the American College of Radiology in General and Gynecological ultrasound (sonography). 

Our Faculty

We proudly boast experts in ultrasound imaging who are certified by the American Board of RadiologyOur faculty use the most advanced techniques and technologies in diagnostic and ultrasound-guided procedures. 

Uma R. Prasad, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Uma R. Prasad, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Associate Professor

Uma R. Prasad, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Uma R. Prasad, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Associate Professor

Radiology

Associate Professor
Director, Ultrasound
Director, Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology

Phone: (804) 828-5109

Fax: (804) 828-5570

Email: uma.prasad@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room 418

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