Hallandale Medical Center

Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health Center located in Hallandale Beach, Florida

When you have unexplained abdominal pain or chest pain, the staff at Hallandale Medical Center may recommend an ultrasound as your first diagnostic test. At the Hallandale Beach, Florida, office, the board-certified medical team offers several types of ultrasounds, as well as cardiac echocardiograms and EKGs. On-site testing gives you the answers to the most important questions about your health quickly. Learn more about the diagnostic benefits of ultrasounds by calling Hallandale Medical Center today or by requesting an appointment online now.

Ultrasounds Q & A

What are ultrasounds?

Ultrasounds are diagnostic imaging tests that show the inner structures of your body, including your muscles and internal organs. The technology uses sound waves to create visual images of these structures that your Hallandale Medical Center provider can evaluate in real time.

The staff at Hallandale Medical Center offers a variety of ultrasound technologies to diagnose and evaluate a variety of health conditions. They provide in-office ultrasound diagnostic testing like:

  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Genital ultrasound
  • Abdominal ultrasound

Cardiac echocardiograms are also available on-site, and they can be useful for evaluating heart function, identifying heart disease, or confirming other types of cardiac dysfunction. The team also provides in-office electrocardiograms (EKGs) that monitor your heartbeat and other heart functions.

The Hallandale Medical Center physicians can recommend the specific type of ultrasound you need based on your symptoms or existing health condition.

Why do I need an ultrasound?

Diagnostic ultrasounds are beneficial for identifying the cause of unexplained pain or other symptoms that relate to conditions like:

  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Joint inflammation
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Genital and prostate problems

The team may also order an ultrasound to check your circulation and evaluate the size and shape of your internal organs.

What can I expect during an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a noninvasive test the Hallandale Medical Center team performs in their office. There’s no special preparation needed for an ultrasound.

During your procedure, your provider applies a gel over the surface of your skin that helps the ultrasound transducer glide easily over your skin. The transducer delivers ultrasound waves into your body and displays images on an external monitor. Your Hallandale Medical Center provider watches the monitor to evaluate your inner structures.

Ultrasound testing is painless, but you may feel some pressure in areas when your provider presses down on the transducer to get a clearer image of certain structures.
After your ultrasound is complete, your Hallandale Medical Center provider can discuss your results. If anything is detected during the test, your doctor can discuss options for additional testing or treatment.

If you have unexplained pain or other bothersome symptoms, schedule a diagnostic evaluation with an ultrasound by calling Hallandale Medical Center today or by requesting a consultation online now.