We offer state-of-the-art patient services in ultrasound and serve as a leading resource for education and research based on ultrasound imaging.
The ultrasound section of The Johns Hopkins Hospital performs more than 24,000 examinations each year, including abdominal and gynecologic ultrasound; thyroid and neck; obstetrics; organ transplants; ultrasound of various joints, muscles, tendons and nerves; carotid duplex, abdominal Doppler; and peripheral vascular Doppler examinations.
Our 15 rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasound units, including Philips Epiq and IU22, Siemens S3000 Helix and S2000, and GE Logiq E9. Most of our units have 3-D and fusion capabilities. We currently store all images electronically on a picture archiving and communicating system.
Our sonographers are registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, and our facilities are accredited in abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological and vascular sonography by the American College of Radiology.
We perform ultrasound-guided biopsies and procedures of various organs and masses, including the liver, thyroid, lymph nodes, kidney, pancreas, mediastinum, pleural based lung, retroperitoneal and pelvic masses. We are also a recognized leader in MRI fusion biopsies of the prostate.
We are currently investigating the use of elastography to measure liver stiffness.