Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to look at particular areas of the body. Examinations include obstetrics, gynecology, abdominal and vascular imaging. Allegiance Health ultrasound equipment, technologists and radiologists are accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine in abdominal and obstetrical/gynecological services.

Ultrasound-guided procedures performed at Allegiance Health include:

  • Liver biopsies
  • Paracentesis
  • Breast biopsies
  • Breast fine needle aspirations
  • Thyroid fine needle aspirations

Drink extra fluids throughout pregnancy to help your body keep up with the increases in your blood volume. It is important to drink at least six to eight glasses of water, fruit juice or milk each day.