During an ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves go through the body to create images (sonograms) that show organ structure and movement, as well as blood flow in real-time.

Ultrasounds are used to find tumors in parts of the body that don’t show up well on X-rays or to guide a needle during a biopsy. While ultrasounds are less detailed than CT or MRI scans, they can be done quickly without exposure to radiation.

City of Hope radiologists specialize in the use of Lumason, an ultrasound contrast agent, to make a highly discerning distinction between a liver tumor and the liver itself.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Ultrasound of the Breast
  • Ultrasound of the Pelvis
  • Ultrasound of the Prostate
  • Ultrasound of the Scrotum
  • Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid-type A microspheres) for injectable suspension
  • Ultrasonography of the liver for characterization of focal liver lesions in adult and pediatric patients
  • Ultrasonography of the urinary tract for the evaluation of suspected or known vesicoureteral reflux in pediatric patients
  • Treatments for thyroid and post-thyroidectomy patients, including biopsies