An ultrasound is performed on a pregnant woman to get a sneak peek into the development of the baby inside the womb.
It uses high-frequency sound waves to create ultrasound images of what’s going on inside the body.
Dr. David Zarian has special training in how to perform ultrasound scans and interpret the ultrasound images to you in a clear and friendly manner.
In medicine, ultrasound imaging has many uses such as diagnosing medical conditions, tracking pregnancy progress and guiding doctors through precise medical procedures.
The benefits of ultrasound imaging include:
Ultrasound & Pregnancy
A prenatal ultrasound scan will also reveal the presence of twins or multiples as well as rule out ectopic pregnancy.
Performing an ultrasound early on in your pregnancy can help in detecting potential problems such as birth defects, breech positioning, placental issues and others.
While you look forward to learning the sex of your unborn baby midway through the pregnancy, you can rely on an ultrasound scan to reveal the exciting news to you.
Dr. Zarian can even use an ultrasound to estimate how large the baby is just before delivery.
Ultrasound & Diagnostics
Dr. Zarian uses ultrasound imaging to diagnose a whole range of conditions affecting the soft tissues and body organs such as the heart and blood vessels, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, ovaries, spleen, uterus, thyroid, eyes and testicles.
This means that an ultrasound can be used to determine the source of swelling, pain or infection that you may suffer from.
The real-time nature of ultrasound images enables the doctor to observe your blood flow and heart valve functions.
Ultrasound & Medical procedures
During medical procedures, Dr. Zarian may use ultrasound imaging to guide minimally invasive procedures such as needle biopsies, which requires the doctor to remove tissues from a very precise area of the body for analysis.
Ultrasound & Therapeutic uses
Due to the versatility of ultrasounds, they can be used to diagnose the damage after a heart attack or other illness such as gallstones and kidney stones.
Through ultrasound images, your doctor will be able to identify cysts, fluids, tumors and abscess in the morning.
An ultrasound will also detect impaired blood flow from clots in the leg.
Ultrasounds are usually painless and safer as they do not require injections, incisions or needles. A typical ultrasound examination lasts for about 45 minutes.
Why Choose Dr. David Zarian?
Dr. David Zarian is a diligent and engaging physician specializing in internal medicine.
His focus is to treat each patient in an individual manner, with compassion and the utmost professionalism.
Dr. Zarian is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi which makes him accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.