Question: Can Ultrasound Technicians Interpret Results?

Who reads ultrasound results?

A radiologist, a doctor trained to supervise and interpret radiology exams, will analyze the images.

The radiologist will send a signed report to the doctor who requested the exam.

Your doctor will then share the results with you.

In some cases, the radiologist may discuss results with you after the exam..

What abnormalities can be detected on an ultrasound?

Ultrasound can detect some types of physical birth defects. Examples of physical birth defects that may be found at 19 – 20 weeks are most cases of spina bifida, some serious heart defects, some kidney problems, absence of part of a limb and some cases of cleft palate.

Why did my gynecologist order an ultrasound?

In women, doctors can use a pelvic ultrasound to: Find problems with the structure of your uterus or ovaries. Look for cancer in your ovaries, uterus, or bladder. Find an intrauterine device (IUD)

Do you get results immediately after ultrasound?

Immediately after an ultrasound scan The results of the ultrasound scan are usually sent to your doctor, so you will have to make a follow-up appointment with them to get the results. Most ultrasound scans are non-invasive and the procedure does not involve the use of ionising radiation such as x-rays.

What does fluid look like on ultrasound?

Fluid presents has an anechoic appearance on ultrasound, and can be confirmed with dynamic interrogation as it should respond to pressure. You can see here the anechoic or black appearance of fluid within the superficial infrapatellar bursa of the knee.

Can an ultrasound technician tell you results?

If your ultrasound is being performed by a technician, the technician most likely will not be allowed to tell you what the results mean. In that case, you will have to wait for your doctor to examine the images.

Can sonographers diagnose?

A diagnostic medical sonographer, also known simply as a sonographer, uses imaging equipment and soundwaves to form images of many parts of the body, known as ultrasounds. They are trained to acquire and analyze these sonographic images. These images are used to help doctors diagnose and treat many medical conditions.

Can you see a tumor in an ultrasound?

Because sound waves echo differently from fluid-filled cysts and solid masses, an ultrasound can reveal tumors that may be cancerous. However, further testing will be necessary before a cancer diagnosis can be confirmed.

What does a internal ultrasound show?

It helps to see if there is any abnormality in the uterus (womb), cervix (the neck of the womb), endometrium (lining of the womb), fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder or the pelvic cavity. It looks at the pelvic organs from inside the vagina using a special smooth, thin, handheld device called a transducer.