Ultrasound Imaging Services
From watching a baby in the womb to detecting heart problems, Northwestern Medicine Diagnostic Imaging brings you the latest advances in ultrasound to meet a wide range of imaging needs.
Ultrasound (also called a sonogram) is a quick and easy diagnostic technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the organs and systems within the body.
These sound waves reflect off of body structures and are analyzed by a computer to create a two-dimensional picture. Ultrasound images are often a valuable first step in diagnosis.
Ultrasound services at Northwestern Medicine
Northwestern Medicine diagnostic imaging brings you a full range of ultrasound services, including:
- Cardiovascular ultrasound
- Carotid duplex ultrasound
- General ultrasound
- Gynecological ultrasound
- Obstetrical ultrasound for mother and fetus
- Pediatric ultrasound
- Peripheral vascular ultrasound to evaluate blockages in the veins and arteries
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy, which helps the physician precisely position the needle to extract a tissue sample during biopsy
- Ultrasounds can also be performed on the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and scrotum (testicles).
More information on where to schedule an ultrasound can be found below.