Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Urologic Interventions

Why Would I Need A Nephrostomy?

Kyphoplasty

What Is Kyphoplasty?

Tunneled Central Venous Catheter

When Is A Tunneled Central Venous Catheter Necessary?
What are Some of the Benefits of a Tunneled Central Venous Catheter?
How Is A Tunneled Central Venous Catheter Placed?

Mediports

What Is A Mediport?

Percutaneous Drainage

What Is An Abscess?

Aspirations & Drainage Management

What Are G-Tubes Used For?

Examinations – Ultrasound

Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), thus there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.

What are some common uses of the procedure?
Who Interprets The Results?
Benefits of Ultrasound