Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to look at particular areas of the body. Examinations include obstetrics, gynecology, abdominal and vascular imaging. Henry Ford 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 Henry Ford Allegiance Health include:

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

If you are a smoker, it’s important for you to understand that smoking slows recovery and increases the risk of problems. Several weeks prior to surgery, talk with your health care provider if you need help quitting.