Ultrasound Specialists

Medical Imaging Center of Southern California

Radiology and Medical Imaging located in Santa Monica, CA & Beverly Hills, CA

For a detailed view of the inner workings of the human body using harmless sound waves, ultrasound is the diagnostic tool of choice. At Medical Imaging Center of Southern California, Dr. Bradley Jabour, a nationally recognized neuroradiologist, offers detailed studies using ultrasound technology, providing patients with incredibly valuable information. To learn more, call the Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, California, location.

Ultrasound Q & A

What is ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are helpful in analyzing the anatomy of the human without the use of radiation. Instead, ultrasound relies on harmless sound waves that produce images of your body.

How do ultrasounds help with diagnoses?

Ultrasounds can help detect many health issues, including:

  • Clots in your veins
  • Narrowing of your arteries
  • Enlargement of your heart
  • Kidney and gallbladder stones
  • Tumors in your breast or bladder

What types of ultrasound studies are available?

The team at Medical Imaging Center of Southern California turn to ultrasound for the following studies.

ABUS- Automated Breast Ultrasound

ABUS is the newest technique for dense breast screening. Women with dense breasts are diagnosed more accurately with a combination of screening mammography and automated breast ultrasound. ABUS costs no more than regular ultrasound techniques and statistically has been determined to be able to improve breast cancer detection by 55% over mammography alone. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize your breasts and the doctor uses it to evaluate abnormalities, such as cysts and solid masses, which are often found during a mammogram or physical exam. It’s a suitable option for all women with dense breast tissue after a lump has been detected that’s difficult to see on a mammogram.

In addition to mammography, breast ultrasound is also used as a screening mechanism for patients who are asymptomatic but have dense breast tissue.

US-guided core breast biopsy

An image-guided core biopsy allows the radiologist to sample the tissue in your breast without surgery. The radiologist removes samples of breast tissue using a special core needle and then sends these tissue samples to the pathology lab for diagnosis. The results arrive between 2-3 business days after your biopsy.

Scrotum ultrasound

Ultrasound of the scrotum is a medical evaluation of the testicles. It uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize masses in the testicles and surrounding tissue and helps evaluate for pain and other disorders.

Echocardiogram

This ultrasound of the heart helps to visualize the blood flow and anatomy of the heart. The radiologist also gets a look at the size and shape of the moving heart.

Vascular ultrasound

Vascular ultrasounds of the body are helpful in detecting blood clots and other abnormalities in the veins and arteries and are usually performed when deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is suspected.

In addition to these, Dr. Jabour uses ultrasound for advanced studies of your pelvis or abdomen and he also offers advanced ultrasounds, including bubble echocardiograms and ultrasound electrographies.

To learn more about your ultrasound options, call Medical Imaging Center of Southern California.