Ultrasound

We are always looking to take our services to the next level at Urgent Care Aruba (UCA).

We invite you to make your appointment for a convenient Ultrasound.

  • At Urgent Care Aruba we use ultrasound to help diagnose a variety of conditions, as well as evaluating symptoms such as pain, swelling, infection and blood in the urine. 
  • In addition, we work closely with your primary care provider (PCP-GP), if you have one, to ensure that your ongoing medical needs are met. With your permission and under strict privacy rules, we can share your electronic medical records and Ultrasound results with all appropriate providers.

  • We have the technology needed for on-site diagnostic tests, resulting in a more direct treatment plan.

We are capable of performing ultrasound for:
  • Neck/ Thyroid
  • Fingers
  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Forearm
  • Elbow
  • Humerus
  • Radius
  • Abdomen
  • Toes
  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Leg
  • Knee
  • Tibia
  • Femur
  • Urinary Tract/ Renal
  • Male Pelvis
  • Testicular/ Scrotum
  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar
  • Breast
  • Head and nose
  • Soft Tissue

 

Muscular Skeletal: Hand/Wrist

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Foot/ Ankle
  • Knee
  • Hip/ Groin

What Is An Ultrasound?

An ultrasound procedure is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure used to assess soft tissue structures, such as muscles, blood vessels, and organs.

Ultrasound uses a transducer that sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. When the transducer is placed at certain locations and angles, the ultrasonic sound waves move through the skin and other body tissues to the organs and structures within. The sound waves bounce off the organs like an echo and return to the transducer. The transducer picks up the reflected waves, which are then converted by a computer into an electronic picture.

A water-based gel is placed between the transducer and the skin to allow for smooth movement of the transducer over the skin and to eliminate air between the skin and transducer, ensuring the best sound conduction.

With the use of Doppler during an ultrasound procedure, blood flow can be assessed. The Doppler evaluates the velocity and direction of blood flow in the vessel and makes the sound waves audible.

Ultrasound are used to view internal organs as they function (in “real time”, like a live TV broadcast) and to assess blood flow through various vessels. Ultrasound procedures are often used to examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, breast female pelvis, prostate, scrotum, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and the vascular system.

  • Neck/ Thyroid
  • Abdomen
  • Urinary Tract/ Renal
  • Male Pelvis
  • Testicular/ Scrotum
  • Breast
  • Soft Tissue
  • Muscular Skeletal
    • Hand/ Wrist
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Foot/ Ankle
    • Knee
    • Hip/ Groin

Once your exam is complete, the certified radiologist will interpret the ultrasound and provide a report to your physician of choice within 24-48 hours.

If you are interested in proceeding with an ultrasound, contact us and request an appointment, we will schedule this promptly.

Contact us at +297-586-0448 or at [email protected]

Available hours of our Ultrasound Services: Monday – Friday: 8am to 12:30pm, 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 8am to 12pm

COVID-19 Aruba | UCA follows strict protocols to keep patients, team safe and healthy, center clean and sanitary. Patients in need of care, including those who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can feel safe visiting for treatment as normal.
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