Arm Ultrasounds

Definitions and examples of Arm Ultrasounds are presented in two views.

facts

What are Arm Ultrasounds?

An ultrasound of the arm uses high frequency sound waves to create a live image from inside of a patient’s body. It is a painless test that is very commonly used in the medical field today. An ultrasound is also sometimes referred to as a sonogram, diagnostic sonography, or ultrasonography. The medical professional that performs an ultrasound is called a sonographer.

As an ultrasound uses sound waves rather than radiation, it is regarded as being a safe scan. Because of this, it is the preferred method to use during pregnancy.

An ultrasound diagnoses problems with internal organs, blood vessels, and soft tissue structures within the body. Although generally associated with being used during pregnancy, an ultrasound is used to examine many other parts of the body including the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, and many other internal structures.

A Doppler ultrasound shows signs of decreased blood flow in the arteries or veins in your arms.

Reasons for an Arm Ultrasound:

Ultrasounds are used for a multitude of reasons. A physician may order an ultrasound if a patient is experiencing any pain, swelling, or other abnormalities that require an internal view of the organs.

An arm ultrasound can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. They are important in planning for certain types of therapy and surgery, as well as in the aftermath to determine whether the patient’s body is responding to treatment.

Ultrasounds can be used to detect cysts, obstructions, and infections in the body. They can also measure blood flow in the arteries to detect blockages.

An ultrasound may be used to check for certain cancers in various different ways including to detect abnormal tumors, growths or lumps.

An Arm Ultrasound may help diagnose (find):

An ultrasound of your arm may be requested to check for arterial blockage, a blood clot inside a blood vessel, or an injury to a blood vessel.

An arm ultrasound can be used to identify vascular tumors in your arms.

An ultrasound of your arm may identify inflammation due to a blood clot in a vein below the skin's surface.

An arm ultrasound can help diagnose diseases in the blood vessels.



Getting an Ultrasound:


Before the Ultrasound
During the Ultrasound
After the Ultrasound




examples

therapuetic arm ultrasound in Two Views

Ultrasounds for arms and shoulders are often used as an effective form of therapy.




SEND US YOUR VIEW

We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions.







IMPORTANT: The information on this page, and throughout the entire site, is not intended to provide advice or treatment for a specific situation. Consult your physician and medical team for information and treatment plans on your specific condition(s). Images are shown for illustrative purposes. Do not attempt to draw conclusions or make diagnoses by comparing these image to other medical images, particularly your own.








More than one million people have already used Two Views to research, compare opinions and learn the facts about healthcare and radiology related topics. It never hurts to get two views.


WHO WE ARE

In 2009 we wondered, why there wasn't a website where you could see different views on the same page? So we created Two Views®. To this day, over 2,000,000 people have visted our site. Read more...

TWO VIEWS® TOPICS

Angiograms
CT and CAT Scans
Echocardiograms
Mammograms
MRI and MRA Scans
Ultrasounds
X-Rays



Celebrity Medical Images
Animal Medical Images
Unusual Medical Images
Insane Injury Images
Healthy or Unhealthy?
Wisdom in Two Views



GET IN TOUCH

Two Views®
3840 Cadella Circle
Naperville, Illinois 60564
EMAIL US HERE