Sonograms Specialist

Engliberta R Santos, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Engliberta R Santos, MD

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Physician located in Woodside, Queens, NY

Today’s sonograms are more effective and advanced than ever and can reveal valuable insight into your health. At her private practice in Woodside, Queens, New York, internal medicine physician Engilberta R. Santos, MD, provides in-office sonograms to get to the root cause of your symptoms and determine the best ways to enhance your health. Sonograms can unveil telling images of your internal bodily structures. For more information, call Engilberta R. Santos, MD.

Sonograms Q&A

What is a sonogram?

A sonogram refers to the picture generated by an ultrasound – a quick and painless diagnostic imaging test often used in many areas of medicine, including women’s health and primary care.

The special ultrasound device sends sound waves that come into contact with your body fluids, bones, and tissues. The sound waves bounce back, and the advanced technology uses the soundwaves to produce sonogram images that Dr. Santos views on a monitor.

Unlike X-rays, sonograms don’t involve radiation and can show parts of your body in motion, such as blood flowing through blood vessels or your heart beating.

What is a sonogram used for? 

Dr. Santos can use a sonogram for multiple health-related reasons. For example, if you’ve been having stomach pains, Dr. Santos might recommend a sonogram to examine your digestive system further. Sonograms can also be used to:

  • Evaluate a mass of tissue
  • Find a cause of abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Diagnose causes of infertility
  • Confirm pregnancy
  • Investigate the reason for abnormal uterine bleeding 
  • Diagnose certain diseases and cancers
  • Identify cell abnormalities
  • Examine blood vessels and blood flow
  • Assist with a procedure or treatment
  • Assess mammography findings

During your consultation, Dr. Santos can explain the sonogram process so you know what to expect.

What can I expect with a sonogram?

A sonogram usually takes around 30 to 60 minutes.

In the exam room, you recline on an exam table. To prevent air pockets from interfering with sound waves, a technician usually applies a water-based gel to the area before gently placing a handheld device (transducer) on your skin and moving it over the area.

The transducer transmits sound waves into your body, and the impressive technology uses the soundwaves to produce images on a computer screen.

In some cases, an ultrasound might need to be performed inside your body, like with transvaginal ultrasound or sonography. For procedures of this nature, you lie on your back with your feet placed in stirrups, similar to a pelvic exam. Dr. Santos carefully inserts a slim transducer into your vagina. The transducer transmits the images to the screen for Dr. Santos to review. 

Following your exam, Dr. Santos reviews your results and discusses them with you in detail. 

Engilberta R. Santos, MD, uses only the latest and the most advanced and sophisticated equipment and technology for optimal accuracy, convenience, and safety.

Dr. Santos always prioritizes your health and wellness. Learn more about how sonograms could benefit your health by calling Engilberta R. Santos, MD.