The Polyclinic ultrasound department offers general ultrasound at several of our Seattle clinic locations. Study areas include:
- Abdomen (stomach)
- Prostate (gland in male body that makes sperm)
We also offer Doppler ultrasound, which studies how blood flows through vessels, arteries and veins in the stomach, neck, legs and arms. A Doppler ultrasound can give doctors more information about:
- Blockages to blood flow
- Narrowing of blood vessels
Ultrasound creates real-time images of your organs while they’re moving, which means it can be used for many different purposes. For example, it helps doctors figure out what kind of medical problem you have and what kind of care you need.
It also helps them study symptoms like pain, swelling and infection. In addition, ultrasound guides doctors when they’re taking tissue samples and doing other simple surgeries.
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This type of ultrasound is done to find fibrosis or stiffness of liver tissue.
This type of ultrasound puts sterile saline in the uterus (womb) to look for problems.
This type of ultrasound uses sound waves to create real-time images of a baby inside a mother's body.
This type of ultrasound removes ascites (fluid) from the abdomen (middle of the body).
This type of ultrasound removes pleural fluid from the chest area (pleural space).
This is a type of biopsy done to collect cells from the thyroid for testing.