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).
- Pancreatic transplant
- Baby head, hip and spine
- Biopsies of the thyroid, lymph node, liver and kidney
- Aspira catheter placement
Ultrasound Imaging Examples
Ultrasound imaging used for diagnostic purposes
We proudly boast experts in ultrasound imaging who are certified by the American Board of Radiology. Our faculty use the most advanced techniques and technologies in diagnostic and ultrasound-guided procedures.
Uma R. Prasad, M.B.B.S., M.D.