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Ultrasound in DeKalb and Sandwich

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, exposes parts of the body to high-frequency sound waves that produce pictures of the inside of the body. Because images are captured in real time, they are able to show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.

These images allow physicians to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions and detect changes in the appearance and function of organs, tissues, or abnormal masses.

Specialized ultrasound procedures are used to evaluate blood flow to detect blood clots or blockages that could cause a stroke, and to diagnose heart disease. Ultrasound-guided procedures also are used for biopsies and to drain fluid. Our ultrasound technologists are certified in obstetric, abdomen and vascular ultrasound. Ultrasound is used to evaluate:

  • Gallbladder
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Kidney (renal ultrasound)
  • Arteries and veins
  • Thyroid
  • Reproductive organs in women (transvaginal ultrasound)
  • Fetal size and movement
  • Testicular tumors
  • Breast tumors
  • Newborn conditions
    • Neonatal head ultrasound
    • Neonatal hip ultrasound
  • Structures underneath the skin, such as a hematoma

Contact Us

Before you call to schedule an appointment, your doctor’s office should fax your order for diagnostic tests to 815.748.8935. Appointments are available weekdays, evenings and Saturdays. For information or to schedule an appointment, including mammography, call:

Kishwaukee Hospital -
Valley West Hospital -

To request copies of your images and reports, please call the individual hospital Medical Records Department

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