Ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that uses sound waves to obtain a medical image of tissues and organs in the body.
Ultrasound produces accurate images of soft tissues such as the heart, blood vessels, uterus, and bladder. The procedure also shows internal motion, including blood flow and heart beat.
Ultrasounds are used for a wide variety of purposes, including:
- Locating abnormal growths
- Detecting diseased and damaged tissue
- Identifying changing conditions that enable your doctor to make an accurate diagnosis quickly
In 2010, Duke Regional Hospital's ultrasound department was awarded a three-year term of accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess both the qualifications of the staff and equipment.
Ultrasound procedures are offered from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday. To schedule an appointment, call 919-470-5272 and ask for Duke Regional Hospital.
Physicians offering this service include:
- Amaresh, Amar Muniyappa, MD
- Beeson, Donn Kirk, MD
- Bone III, Samuel Nicholas, MD
- Brown, Teresa Truitt, MD
- Cepeda, Christopher Miguel, MD
- Choi, Andrew Inwon, MD
- Cruell, Randy Anthony, MD
- Hidalgo, Hector Jesus, MD
- Lester Jr., James W., MD
- Loehr, Stephen Peter, MD
- Merritt, Ashley Grant, MD
- Pathak, Hemang Jayendra, MD
- Safrit, Hal Dean, MD
- Stoll, Michael P., MD
- Yankes, Joseph Robert, MD