Ultrasound scans obtain images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves, detecting certain pathology. It is a safe, painless procedure with no known side effects or risks.
Innovative Ultrasound Technology
Victoria Medical Park DeLand has acquired a new, high tech ultrasound system from GE Healthcare, the LOGIQ E9 for their imaging facility.
This new system gives Victoria Medical Park Imaging the ability combine the information from a previous study with the images produced during their ultrasound. This ability to combine previous CT, MRI, PET, or Ultrasound results allows our imaging doctors and staff to broaden their assessment so that they can provide diagnosis and therapy guidance with higher confidence.
Healthcare quality and healthcare efficiency are obviously national issues. With the addition of the LOGIQ E9, Victoria Imaging takes an important step toward improvements in both. Studies have shown more than 50% reductions in exam time with this innovation. Victoria Imaging intends to use this efficiency to provide enough capacity to focus more on personalized patient care.
The LOGIQ E9 provides a remarkable level of ultrasound quality using a new technology called Agile Ultrasound. The traditional ultrasound image is made using sound waves travel through the body. Agile ultrasound uses the same basic technique, but now accounts for differences in body and tissue type and adjusts the sound processing in response. The result is that the quality of images is noticeably better on almost every patient, and Victoria Imaging doctors expect to be able to provide more confident diagnoses as a result.
Florida Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. All findings are reported to the practice via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement.
When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know:
- Your hospital, clinic or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards.
- The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
- The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
- The facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
If your insurance company requires a referral or authorization number for diagnostic testing, you MUST have the referral or authorization number with you at the time of your exam. If you arrive for your exam without this information, we will attempt to get the referral/authorization number from your physician’s office or insurance company, but please realize that your exam may need to be rescheduled. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time to fill out the necessary forms. It is important that you bring any previous films relating to your exam so that our doctors can properly evaluate your results. For your convenience, we have Spanish speaking employees.
Specific instructions on fasting times are provided below for each procedure. Note that most medications may be taken. If you are fasting, do not take any medications that must be taken with food. If you have questions about these preparations, please call us at (386) 740-4020.
Procedure Fasting Time Aorta Ultrasound 8 Hours Complete Abdomen Ultrasound 8 Hours Liver, Gallbladder, or Pancreas Ultrasound 8 Hours Renal Artery and Abdomen Doppler Ultrasound 8 Hours Renal Ultrasound 4 Hours 2nd and 3rd Trimester OB Ultrasound No prep needed Biophysical Profile OB Ultrasound No prep needed Carotid Ultrasound No prep needed Soft Tissue Ultrasound No prep needed Thyroid Ultrasound No prep needed