The Intrauterine Assessment Program (IAP)

The Intrauterine Assessment Program (IAP) What is the IAP? The intrauterine assessment program is offered by Beam Radiology to provide imaging of the uterus before and after an intrauterine contraceptive device is inserted. This program targets the clinical challenges of delineating the typical symptoms associated with IUCD (IUD) insertions, from a patient presenting with symptoms […]

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

MSK Ultrasound What is a musculoskeletal ultrasound? Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasounds are an important tool in helping diagnose a variety of patient ailments. Like other ultrasounds, a transducer is used in the affected area to create real-time images. Often, dynamic movements are used while the technician is performing the ultrasound. These movements can be essential in […]

Obstetrical Ultrasound

Obstetrical Ultrasound What is an obstetrical ultrasound? Obstetrical ultrasounds or fetal ultrasounds are an extremely important diagnostic imaging test used during a woman’s pregnancy. This exam is critical in examining the uterus and placenta, as well as the fetus in its entirety. Early obstetrical ultrasounds focus on the location, size, and number of pregnancies, whereas […]

Abdominal Ultrasound

Abdominal Ultrasound What is an abdominal ultrasound? Abdominal ultrasounds are an important tool when trying to detect abnormalities in abdominal organs such as the gallbladder, intestines, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and spleen. More specifically, abdominal ultrasounds can help detect the cause of stomach pain or bloating, kidney stones, liver disease, and tumors. It is important to […]

Pelvic Ultrasound

Pelvic Ultrasound What is a pelvic ultrasound? Pelvic ultrasounds are a diagnostic tool that creates images used to assess internal organs in both men and women. Female pelvic Ultrasounds – In female pelvic ultrasounds, images are quickly captured allowing for the review of pelvic organs such as the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. […]

Kidney and Bladder Ultrasound

Kidney and bladder Ultrasound What is a renal ultrasound? Also known as a renal ultrasound, a kidney and bladder ultrasound is used to assess the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Renal Ultrasounds are useful in detecting cysts, tumors, abscesses, infection, and collections of fluid around the kidneys.  Frequently asked questions: Why have I been prescribed a […]

Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound What is a breast ultrasound? Breast ultrasounds are an important diagnostic imaging tool as they allow doctors to analyze the blood flow within the breast and can help identify any abnormalities within the breast itself. Breast ultrasounds are usually prescribed when changes are seen in mammograms, or when a change is felt but […]

Thyroid Ultrasound

Thyroid Ultrasound What is a thyroid ultrasound? A thyroid ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging tool used to create images of the thyroid gland within your neck. The thyroid gland is located just above your collar bones and is one of nine glands in the body that is responsible for making and sending hormones throughout your […]

Scrotal Ultrasound

Scrotal Ultrasound What is a scrotal ultrasound? Scrotal ultrasounds are an important tool when trying to observe and detect abnormalities in the testicles and surrounding area. More specifically, scrotal ultrasounds may be used to: Investigate lumps in your scrotum Investigate any testicular trauma Examine causes of pain or swelling to the testicles Investigate causes of […]

Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular Ultrasound What is a vascular ultrasound? Vascular ultrasounds are most commonly prescribed to check for blood clots and to assess blood flow to the brain. The most common vascular ultrasound is used to assess blood flow in the veins of your arms or legs when deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is suspected. In this procedure, […]