Diagnostic Ultrasound

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Interventional Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine located in West Des Moines, IA
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Diagnostic Ultrasound services offered in West Des Moines, IA

If you have ongoing pain, pinpointing its root cause is the best way to properly treat your condition and get the relief you deserve. At Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC, in West Des Moines, Iowa, board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Michael Jackson, MD, FAAPMR, uses diagnostic ultrasound to diagnose and treat common causes of pain. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to find out if you’re a candidate for ultrasound.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Q&A

What is diagnostic ultrasound?

Ultrasound uses painless sound waves to develop images of structures inside your body. The procedure is a highly effective way to diagnose injuries, diseases, and other causes of pain or unusual symptoms. 

Dr. Jackson also offers interventional ultrasound to guide minor procedures, therapeutic ultrasound to reduce ongoing discomfort, and physical therapy to complement other pain-relieving treatments. 

What are the benefits of diagnostic ultrasound?

The main benefit of diagnostic ultrasound is determining the root cause of bothersome symptoms, allowing Dr. Jackson to properly treat your condition. It’s a painless, fast, effective procedure without any side effects. On-site diagnostic ultrasound at Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC, is convenient, as it saves you from having to schedule two separate appointments.

Is diagnostic ultrasound right for me?

To determine if you’re a candidate for diagnostic ultrasound, interventional ultrasound, or therapeutic ultrasound, Dr. Jackson checks your vital signs, completes a physical exam, and reviews your medical history and symptoms. He may order blood tests or other imaging procedures in addition to a diagnostic ultrasound.

What should I expect during diagnostic ultrasound?

There’s no special preparation needed before a diagnostic ultrasound. However, follow Dr. Jackson's pre-procedures instructions if you receive an interventional ultrasound, such as ultrasound-guided injections or ultrasound-guided biopsies.

During an ultrasound, you lie down on an exam table and remain still. Your provider uses a specialized device to develop images that can help diagnose a problem, treat a condition, or reduce ongoing pain.

What happens after a diagnostic ultrasound?

After a diagnostic ultrasound, there’s no downtime. However, if you’ve had an ultrasound-guided procedure, you may need to take the rest of the day off from work to rest. If you receive a sedative to relax you during a procedure, have a family member or friend drive you home afterward.

Dr. Jackson reviews your ultrasound results with you and lets you know if you need an additional ultrasound, physical therapy, or other treatments to reduce pain and maximize healing. He tailors each treatment plan to offer the best outcome.

To schedule a diagnostic ultrasound, call the Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC, office or use the online booking tab today.

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