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Ultrasound

Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc.

Primary Care Physicians & Family Medicine Physicians located in Roseville, CA

Ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses sound wave technology to create images of your internal organs. Board-certified family medicine physicians, Ernestina Agresti, DO, and Linda Agresti, DO, at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc. in Roseville, California, offer in-office ultrasound testing to diagnose health conditions. For comprehensive primary care, call the office to book an appointment.

Ultrasound Q&A

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound, also called a diagnostic sonogram, is an imaging tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of the internal organs and structures in your body. The primary care physicians at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc. use ultrasound to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis or better understand the underlying cause of various symptoms.

Ultrasound is a safe procedure without any known risks or need for special preparation. However, for some ultrasound tests, your primary care physician at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc. may request you not eat for a certain amount of time prior to the procedure. 

Why would I need an ultrasound?

The primary care physicians at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc. may recommend an ultrasound to determine the cause of your pain or swelling. You may also need an ultrasound to locate the source of an infection.

Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc. also uses ultrasound imaging to evaluate various internal organs and body systems, including:

  • Reproductive organs
  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Pancreas
  • Gallbladder
  • Spleen
  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Thyroid and parathyroid glands

You may also need an ultrasound to guide a procedure, such as a biopsy or injection.

Are there different types of ultrasound?

Yes, there are different types of ultrasounds. At Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., the primary care physicians use the imaging tool to perform:

Carotid sonogram

The carotid sonogram evaluates your carotid arteries to look for narrowing and plaque buildup. Your carotid arteries are in your neck and provide oxygen-rich blood to your brain. Narrowing or plaque buildup in your carotid arteries increases your risk of stroke. 

Vascular study

A vascular study involves a diagnostic sonogram that checks the flow of blood through your arteries and veins. Your vascular study may confirm or rule out atherosclerosis, aneurysm, blood clot, or a blood vessel inflammatory condition. 

Echocardiogram

The echocardiogram is an ultrasound of your heart. Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc. offers the echocardiogram to evaluate the structures and function of your heart to diagnose heart conditions, such as congenital heart defects or a heart valve disease. 

The ultrasound is a painless imaging test that provides valuable information about your health. For comprehensive care from a primary care practice that specializes in you, call Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc. or book online today.