Many medical problems or pre-surgical screenings call for diagnostic services to assess the nature of a lump, swelling, discomfort, or a vascular abnormality. This often calls for a sonogram to be performed by an experienced internal medicine specialist like Dr. John Abroon MD.
Dr. Abroon and his staff might perform different a special type of sonogram based on the location, and nature of the abnormality.
An abdominal sonogram might be called for to diagnose aneurysm, aortic aneurysm, or an abdominal vascular issue.
A carotid sonogram might be called for to assess the blood flow through the carotid arteries, which are located on either side of your neck. They are primarily used to deliver blood from the heart to the brain. If the carotid arteries are obstructed or narrowing it can significantly increase your risk of suffering a stroke.
An echocardiogram is essentially a heart ultrasound that is designed to examine the structure and function of your heart and the valves that help regulate the chambers. This service may be performed to evaluate the size of your heart, each individual chambers, the fluid surrounding the heart, it’s capability to efficiently pump blood, or for the diagnosis of a heart murmur.
A lower extremity doppler sonogram is also known as a venous ultrasound. It is designed to evaluate the flow of blood in the legs. It can reveal potential blockages in the leg veins.
A thyroid sonogram might be called for to assess lumps and nodules on your thyroid gland. This small gland is responsible for producing the thyroid hormone, which plays an important role in regulating heart rate as well as other bodily functions.
If you live in the New York City area and you need diagnostic services, you should call 212-288-0900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Abroon and the staff at his clinic on the Upper East Side.