Ultrasound is a painless and radiation-free diagnostic technology to image soft tissue organs and structures. It uses high-frequency sound waves and their echoes to create detailed images of soft tissue and other body parts.  Ultrasound is commonly used for evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and for guidance during procedures such as biopsies.  Most people are familiar with ultrasound being used to evaluate a fetus during pregnancy, evaluating for stones in a gallbladder or to evaluate the carotid arteries in patients with increased risk of stroke.

At the Mankato Clinic we perform the following types of ultrasounds:

  1. Abdomen
  2. Abdominal Doppler
  3. Aorta
  4. Arterial Lower or Upper Extremity
  5. AV Graft
  6. Breast/Axilla-Focused
  7. Carotid Artery
  8. Chest
  9. Follicle Study
  10. Gallbladder
  11. Liver
  12. Liver Elastography (VTQ)
  13. Neck
  14. Neonatal Head (<6 months)
  15. Neonatal Hips (<6 months)
  16. Neonatal Spine (<6 months)
  17. Obstetrical 1st Trimester
  18. Obstetrical 2nd or 3rd Trimester
  19. Obstetrical Limited or Followup
  20. Obstetrical Biophysical
  21. Obstetrical Doppler
  22. Parathyroid
  23. Pelvic
  24. Procedures
  25. Renal Artery
  26. Renal Transplant
  27. Renal
  28. RUQ
  29. Scrotum
  30. SMA
  31. Spleen
  32. Thyroid
  33. Venous Lower Extremity-DVT or Mapping
  34. Venous Lower Extremity-Incompetence Study
  35. Venous Upper Extremity-DVT
  36. Venous Upper Extremity-Mapping