Family Practice & Primary Care Practice located in Sugar Land, TX

If you’re experiencing troublesome stomach pain or a muscular injury, Voss Family Clinic can help. From their office in Sugar Land, Texas, the highly experienced staff has years of experience using ultrasound technology to give patients a detailed understanding of their condition. With the latest ultrasound technology, the practice can quickly develop a treatment plan to get you back into your routine. Call the clinic today to find out more, or book an appointment online.

Ultrasound Q&A

What is an ultrasound?

Ultrasound, which is also known as sonography, is a way of generating images of internal organs and tissues using sound waves.

An ultrasound machine emits sound waves at a frequency that human ears can’t detect. These sound waves bounce off the soft tissues as the wand, or transducer, passes over your skin, returning a signal to a monitor screen. Your doctor or ultrasound technician then views the image on the monitor screen.

What is ultrasound used for?

Ultrasound is best known for its role in checking on the fetus during pregnancy; however, ultrasound can also examine other organs and soft tissues to aid in diagnosis. It’s also useful as a treatment tool for soft-tissue injuries.

It is advantageous for your provider to view how your abdominal muscles support the back. Following back injury or pain, ultrasound imaging can assist the team at Voss Family Clinic in developing your treatment plan. Some treatments may include medication or physical therapy, such as when abdominals need to be re-strengthened to increase back support. 

Are there different kinds of ultrasound?

Ultrasound can be used internally and externally via a handheld probe. There are different imaging techniques, such as a Doppler ultrasound that shows how blood flows through your veins, and bone sonography for the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

At Voss Family Clinic, the team uses state-of-the-art ultrasounds to provide the best information for your treatment. 

Will having an ultrasound be painful?

Ultrasounds are not painful; the only thing you might feel is pressure as your technician presses down in certain places to get a clear image on the screen. Ultrasounds are simple, safe procedures that usually take 30 minutes and an hour.

Ultrasound is an extremely safe form of diagnostic testing because it uses no ionizing radiation, unlike X-rays and CT scans. The staff at Voss Family Clinic follows strict safety guidelines, so you can feel confident in your exam. Call the clinic now to find out more, or book an appointment online.