1. What Is an Ultrasound?

    Many people who hear the term "ultrasound" likely picture a pregnant woman in her doctor's office getting a sneak peek of the baby growing inside her womb -- perhaps even finding out whether she should paint the nursery pink or blue. But while fetal imaging is one of the most common uses of ultrasounds, this diagnostic tool actually has many applications.How Ultrasound I…Read More

  2. Breast Ultrasound

    WHAT IS A BREAST ULTRASOUND? Breast ultrasound is a noninvasive medical test that uses sound waves (not x-rays) from a hand-held unit called a transducer to produce pictures of the inside of the breast. An ultrasound test may be useful if your mammogram shows a mass, or if a lump is felt during a breast exam that may or may not be seen on a mammogram. A breast ultrasound e…Read More

  3. Testicle and Scrotal sac Ultrasound

    An ultrasound is often the first test done if the doctor thinks you might have testicular cancer. It uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of your body. It can be used to see if a change is a certain benign condition (like a hydrocele or varicocele) or a solid tumor that could be a cancer…Read More

  4. Postmenopausal Bleeding

    If you’ve gone through menopause, you shouldn’t have any menstrual bleeding. Menopause means you haven’t had a period in at least one year. If you have any bleeding -- even if it’s only spotting -- you should see a doctor. She’ll want to rule out serious causes, like cancer.What Causes It? A number of conditions may lead to postmenopausal bleeding: Polyps: T…Read More