Ultrasound Imaging

X.        Ultrasound Imaging              

A.       Overview

  • Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves (not ionizing radiation, not x-rays) to create high-resolution two-dimensional ultrasound images of structures within the body.
  • Ultrasound may be conducted safely in most volunteers, children, and pregnant women and may be repeated without risk.

B.        Facilities, Technical Capabilities & Limitations

  • Multiple diagnostic ultrasound units equipped with different frequency, linear-array, and phased-array transducers are available for a variety of human research applications. 
  • All units produce high-quality digital images.
  • Images are viewable and archived on the Enterprise-wide McKesson PACS; images can be transcribed to CDs/DVDs as needed. Other methods to transfer electronic images are available.
  • Radiology reports are viewable through SCM/AEHR and can be printed as needed.

Location

Equipment

Number

Pavilion APhilips iU221
Philips EPIQ5
Philips Affiniti1
Pavilion HPhilips iU221
Philips Affiniti1
Philips CX501

C.  Hours of Operation       

     • Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

     • Other days/times by arrangements

 D.        Personnel Resources

  • American Board of Radiology-certified, subspecialized Radiology Physicians (MDs).
  • American Board of Radiology-certified Medical Physicist (PhD).
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and/or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)- certified, subspecialized Sonographers

E.        Costs

  • Please discuss project and all applicable costs with Radiology Senior Research Coordinator prior to IRB and/or grant submission or renewal. 
  • Radiology costs include the sonographer's time to prepare and image the patient/human research subject according to protocol, process the image data, and archive the images to PACS.
  • Other archive media as required by the investigator or study sponsor; to be completed by Image Records.
  • Professional services by radiology physicians and/or medical physicists are negotiable.