Ultrasound, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays). 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.
All Sonographers at St. Mary’s are registered by the ARDMS. The department has ACR accreditation for general OB/GYN studies. The department has ICAVL accreditation for all vascular studies as well. Questions? Call us at 217-464-2163.