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2- Ultra Sound - Technology for Early Detection

Campaign Ends Jan. 1, 2021

The Durham Hospital's existing ultrasound machine is aging and difficult to repair.  It is very important to have this diagnostic tool available to the community, as early diagnosis is critical to good health.  Please support the Durham Hospital in its goal to purchase a new, modern machine.  Some background:

Ultrasound imaging has been used for over 20 years and has an excellent safety record. It does not have the same risks as X-rays.

Ultrasound imaging is a medical tool that can help a physician evaluate, diagnose and treat medical conditions. Common ultrasound imaging procedures include:

  • Abdominal ultrasound (to visualize abdominal tissues and organs)
  • Bone sonometry (to assess bone fragility)
  • Breast ultrasound (to visualize breast tissue)
  • Doppler fetal heart rate monitors (to listen to the fetal heart beat)
  • Doppler ultrasound (to visualize blood flow through a blood vessel, organs, or other structures)
  • Echocardiogram (to view the heart)
  • Fetal ultrasound (to view the fetus in pregnancy)
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies (to collect a sample of tissue)
  • Ophthalmic ultrasound (to visualize ocular structures
  • Ultrasound-guided needle placement (in blood vessels or other tissues of interest)

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