Ultrasound is a radiation-free, diagnostic medical procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce visual images of organs, tissue, fetuses and blood flow. It is also used to guide needles into tissue for biopsies and into a pregnant uterus to test the amniotic fluid for fetal abnormalities and lung maturity.
The exam is performed by non-physician professionals, known as sonographers, and vascular technologists. Gottlieb's staff includes both registered diagnostic medical sonographers and registered vascular technologists who have experience ranging from three to 22 years. The staff takes great pride in performing quality exams while providing professional, friendly service.
Specialized equipment is used to create images of structures inside the body. The process involves placing gel and a small device called a transducer against the skin near the area to be imaged. The transducer sends and receives sound waves that bounce off internal structures. Each structure in the body reflects sound waves differently.
The reflected sound waves are analyzed by a computer that produces a visual image on a television monitor. The image is then recorded onto a film and sent to a radiologist who analyzes the image to make a medical diagnosis.
We recommend that you schedule your exam so the receptionist can tell you about any special preparation you might need. If necessary, we can schedule your appointment within 24 to 48 hours of your call. We also try to accommodate most walk-ins with a same-day appointment.
To make an appointment, call the diagnostic scheduling office at (708) 450-4917.
Appointments can be made:
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Emergencies are taken 24 hours a day in the Emergency Department.