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Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, is a non-invasive structural screening that uses sound waves instead of radiation to capture live images from inside your body as a proactive way to gain insight into your health.

• No Pain
• No Radiation

• No Doctor Referral Needed
• Radiologist Read

Safe, accurate testing for everyone.

Increased Detection

Ultrasound is commonly used to follow up on other abnormal breast screening results. It is an excellent way to determine whether a suspicious lump is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass. In women with dense breasts, ultrasound can increase detection from approximately 48% to 97% compared to a mammogram alone since cancer and dense tissue both appear white on a mammogram.

Accessible & Affordable

You do not need a doctor’s referral* or a previous mammogram to schedule an appointment with us. You can schedule screenings with us as often as you wish, at an affordable price. No jumping through hoops with insurance or other physicians. Your health, your way.

*A current diagnosis may require a doctor's order. Please contact us for details.

Reliable & Respected

Ultrasound is a widely accepted and respected form of testing recommended by a variety of practitioners. It is an easy, non-invasive test that can identify areas of concern and can be used as a preventative screening to provide peace of mind. Each breast test has its own strengths and not one is 100% accurate, so it’s important to consider a multimodal approach by utilizing more than one breast screening.

Focus on areas of interest.

Increase your chances of early detection with a widely respected, non-invasive technology.

Breasts & Underarms

Breast ultrasound can help identify suspicious masses in the breast tissue and lymph glands to determine whether a lump is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass. This aids in the early discovery of breast cancer and other breast-related conditions like unusual nipple discharge, mastitis, breast pain, redness, and swelling.

Breast ultrasound is highly beneficial for women with dense breast tissue because there are more ducts and glands, more fibrous tissue, and less fatty tissue. Traditional testing is less sensitive to these characteristics. For example, mammograms may not be able to differentiate between breast cancer and dense tissue since they both may appear white on the image. It is estimated that approximately 50% of women have dense breasts and studies have shown that ultrasound significantly increases detection from 48% to 97% compared to mammograms alone.

This may be valuable for:

• Dense breasts
• Implants
• Lumps
• Breast pain
• Pregnant or nursing women

Ultrasound Resources

Breast ultrasound scan
Ultrasound image measuring an invasive breast cancer tumor
Illustration of breast anatomy

Women’s Health Check

This screening is focused specifically on a woman’s health concerns and needs.

The Women’s Health Check (WHC) includes breasts and pelvic organs and you can choose between the right upper abdomen (liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and right kidney) or thyroid. This can help support your wellness planning and can be used as part of a preventative health program giving you and your practitioner signs of abnormalities before they become serious health issues. The screening may also detect findings that warrant further evaluation and action.

This may be valuable for:

• Breasts
• Pelvic organs
• Abdominal organs
• Thyroid dysfunction

Ultrasound Resources & Articles:

Ultrasound exam
Breast mass
Pelvic organs
Female reproductive system

Abdomen

An abdominal ultrasound allows for visualization of the organs and structures. It can help your practitioner evaluate the cause of stomach pain or bloating and help check for kidney stones, liver disease, tumors, and many other conditions. It can also give you peace of mind that your organs are in normal condition and functioning properly. The complete abdominal screening examines the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, right and left kidney while the right upper abdominal screening examines the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and right kidney.

The liver supports almost every organ in the body and is vital for survival. It is essential for digesting food and ridding your body of toxic substances. It is also prone to many diseases due to hepatitis, diabetes, fatty liver, cirrhosis from alcohol, and damage from drugs and medications. Symptoms include dark urine, swollen stomach, and excessive fatigue due to loss of nutrients. We screen for structural abnormalities such as abnormal size, cysts, and masses.

The gallbladder is a small pear shaped organ that lies below the liver and is used to store and release bile. Bile helps your digestive system to break down fats and digest food. Gallbladder ultrasound is performed to evaluate the cause of abdominal pain which could be caused by gallstones, inflammation of the gallbladder, or obstruction of the bile ducts. This screening checks for masses, visible gallstones and calcifications, and abnormal size by measuring the gallbladder and its wall thickness.

The pancreas is an organ located in the abdomen. It plays an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel for the body’s cells. The pancreas has two main functions: an exocrine function that helps in digestion and an endocrine function that regulates blood sugar. An ultrasound examines the pancreas for size, possible enlargement, and structural abnormalities including masses and cystic structures.

The spleen is an organ similar in structure to a large lymph node and acts primarily as a blood filter. The spleen plays important roles in regard to red blood cells (erythrocytes) and the immune system. We examine your spleen for size, enlargement, nodules, fluid collections, cysts and masses.

The kidneys filter your blood, remove waste, control your body’s fluid balance, and keep the right level of electrolytes. All of your blood passes through the kidneys about 40 times a day. Kidney ultrasound is performed to evaluate the size of the kidneys and to detect cysts, tumors, obstructions, fluid collections, kidney stones, and possible infections.

This may be valuable for:

• Abdominal pain
• Bloating
• Gallstones
• Fatty liver

Ultrasound Resources & Articles:

Abdominal exam
Liver and kidney ultrasound image
Liver and kidney ultrasound image
Anatomy image
Illustration of the liver

Aorta

The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is a blood vessel in your abdomen that carries oxygenated blood away from the heart to the lower part of your body. Ultrasound of the abdominal aorta examines for aneurysm (AAA), dissection, and plaque causing blockage to the blood flow in the legs. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when atherosclerosis or plaque buildup causes the walls of the abdominal aorta to become weak and bulge outward like a balloon. 

An AAA develops slowly over time and has few noticeable symptoms. The larger an aneurysm grows, the more likely it will burst or rupture, causing intense abdominal or back pain, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, and can be life threatening. Major risk factors for an AAA include family history, smoking, and long-standing high blood pressure. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men who have a history of smoking should receive a one-time screening for AAA between the ages of 65 and 75. Men with a family history of AAA should be screened at age 60.

This may be valuable for:

• Aneurysms
• High blood pressure
• Coronary artery disease
• Smokers
• Abdominal and back pain

Ultrasound Resources & Articles:

Aneurysm seen on ultrasound
Illustration of Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Carotid Arteries

The carotid arteries are located on each side of the neck and carry blood from the heart to the brain. An ultrasound can provide detailed pictures of these blood vessels and important information about the blood flowing through them by use of a Doppler ultrasound technique.

This exam detects blockages, plaques, narrowing, and aneurysms that can all lead to stroke. Carotid artery ultrasound is also used as a preventive screening in people who have previously diagnosed medical conditions that increase their risk of stroke such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

This may be valuable for:

• Stoke prevention
• High blood pressure
• Diabetes
• Vascular health

Carotid Artery Resources:

Carotid ultrasound exam
Carotid artery ultrasound image
Illustration of the carotid arteries

Lower Extremity Venous Duplex

The most common reason for a venous ultrasound exam is to search for blood clots, especially in the veins of the leg. This condition is often referred to as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) These clots may break off and pass into the lungs, where they can cause a dangerous condition called pulmonary embolism

If the blood clot in the leg is found early enough, treatment can be started to prevent it from passing to the lung. It can also be used to determine the cause of long-standing leg swelling. In people with a common condition called “varicose veins,” the valves that normally keep blood flowing back to the heart may be damaged, and venous ultrasound can help identify the damaged valves and abnormal blood flow. It can also detect baker’s cyst which is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind your knee. One or both legs can be examined.

This may be valuable for:

• History of DVT or varicose veins
• Immobilization
• Blood clots
• Leg trauma

Ultrasound Resources & Articles:

Venous duplex exam
Thrombophlebitis detected on ultrasound
Thrombophlebitis detected on ultrasound
Illustration of leg anatomy
Illustration of leg anatomy

Pelvic

Pelvic ultrasound includes transabdominal views of the female organs including the uterus, endometrium, cervix, vagina, ovaries (if not obscured by bowel), adnexas, and fallopian tubes. It is used to detect and/or monitor endometrial thickening, uterine fibroids or scars, ovarian cysts and masses, and tumors. If additional views are needed, then a transvaginal exam may be performed.

This may be valuable for:

• Pelvic pain
• Abnormal bleeding
• Infertility
• Fibroids

Ultrasound Resources & Articles:

Pelvic transabdominal exam
Uterus image
Pelvic organs
Female reproductive system

Renal (Kidneys & Bladder)

A renal ultrasound examines your right and left kidney, as well as your bladder to evaluate the size, detect cysts, tumors, obstructions, hydronephrosis, fluid collections, kidney stones, blockage of urine flow, and possible infections. The kidneys are the filtration system of your body. They filter the waste products out of your blood. The waste products then leave your body as urine. 

A “post void” is also done with this exam. This requires you to come to the test with a full bladder so that the sonographer can get a volume of your bladder before and after you empty it.

This may be valuable for:

• Kidney stones
• Frequent urination
• Urinary tract infections
• Diabetes

Ultrasound Resources & Articles:

Renal ultrasound exam
Renal ultrasound exam
Ultrasound image of a kidney
Illustration of the urinary system

Thyroid

The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck just above the collar bones and is shaped like a butterfly. The thyroid gland makes the thyroid hormone, which helps to regulate a variety of body functions including how fast the heart beats, regulates metabolism, controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and also controls how sensitive the body is to other hormones. 

It is very common for patchy areas or nodules to develop in the thyroid that may or may not be felt on the skin surface. Ultrasound is very sensitive and shows many nodules that cannot be felt. The vast majority of these are benign regions of thyroid tissue that pose no health risk. The minority of these are true tumors of the thyroid and may require further diagnosis, biopsy, or treatment. We examine the thyroid for size, lumps, nodules, or masses. It is also used to monitor existing growths for stability or change.

This may be valuable for:

• Thyroid nodules or lumps
Abnormal thyroid function test
• Difficulty swallowing
• Hypo/Hyperthyroidism

Thyroid Resources:

Thyroid exam
Ultrasound image of a thyroid nodule
Ultrasound image of a thyroid nodules
Illustration of the thyroid gland
Illustration of the thyroid gland

Here’s how it works.

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Your Appointment

Your appointment will be scheduled at a convenient location of your choosing. Our friendly sonographer will instruct and guide you through the imaging process and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is for you to have a pleasant experience by feeling comfortable and informed from start to finish.
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Your Results

Your images are sent to our group of Radiologists who will provide a written report of your results that we will send directly to you. It is important to us that you understand your results and any recommendations made, so we offer complimentary phone consultations if you should have any questions.
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Next Steps

We are here to support and help you with your next steps. Depending on your results, your report may provide recommendations which can range from additional testing to consulting a practitioner for medical advice. At ERLY Wellness, we have qualified holistic-minded practitioners available who understand and support your healthcare needs. In addition, we have an outside network of other reputable practitioners we can recommend.

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$15 SAVINGS – New Clients

Breasts & Underarms

$180

(40 minutes)

Examines both breasts and underarm lymphatic glands. Also used to determine if any lumps are solid masses or fluid-filled cysts.

$46 SAVINGS

Women’s Health Check

$499

(80 minutes)

Includes breasts and pelvic organs, then choose between right upper abdomen or thyroid.

Complete Abdomen

$195

(40 minutes)

Includes liver, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, right and left kidney.

Carotid
Arteries

$165

(40 minutes)

Examines for any narrowing or blockages that can lead to stroke.

Pelvic

$195

(40 minutes)

Includes abdominal views of all female reproductive organs. Trans-vaginal exam may be performed only if needed.

Thyroid

$155

(20 minutes)

Examines the thyroid to assess size, lumps, nodules, or masses.

$35 SAVINGS

Breast Thermography & Ultrasound Combo

$355

(60-80 minutes)

(Reg. $390) Includes your initial breast thermography & ultrasound appointment.

$50 SAVINGS

​​Breast Baseline Thermography Package & Ultrasound

$535

(60-80 minutes)

Includes your initial and 3-month follow up thermography appointment and bilateral breast ultrasound.

$51 SAVINGS

Women’s Health Check & Breast Ultrasound

$479

(80 minutes)

Includes thermography of both breasts, abdomen, thyroid, carotids, head & neck and bilateral breast ultrasound.

$50 SAVINGS

Full Body Thermography & Breast Ultrasound

$544

(1 hr 40 minutes)

Includes a full body thermography and bilateral breast ultrasound.

$92 SAVINGS

Thermography & Ultrasound Women’s Health Check

$788

(2 hours)

Includes both women’s health check screenings. Thermography includes both breasts, abdomen, thyroid, carotids, head & neck. Ultrasound includes breasts and pelvic organs, then choose between right upper abdomen or thyroid.

$25-$35 SAVINGS

Abdomen/Pelvic Combination

$365

(60-80 minutes)

($25 Savings) Abdominal thermography scan and either an abdominal or pelvic ultrasound.

$550

(1.5 - 2 hours)

($35 Savings) Abdominal thermography and both abdominal and pelvic ultrasound.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can breast ultrasound detect cancer?

A breast ultrasound may increase your chances of detecting breast cancer from approximately 48% to 97% than with a mammogram alone, especially for women with dense breasts. It can detect structural masses that may indicate tumors or suspicious cysts which may require a biopsy for a diagnosis. Please note that no breast screening can diagnose cancer. Only a biopsy provides an actual diagnosis. 

I have dense breast tissue, would ultrasound be helpful for me?

Breast ultrasound is highly beneficial for women with dense breast tissue because there are more ducts and glands, more fibrous tissue, and less fatty tissue. Traditional testing is less sensitive to these characteristics. For instance, mammograms may not be able to differentiate between breast cancer and dense tissue since they both may appear white on the image. 

Are breast ultrasound results immediate and who interprets my images?

Breast ultrasound results are immediately sent to a radiologist for a review then the completed report is emailed directly to you within two weeks. If you need your results ASAP, there is a rush option available for an additional fee. Our technicians do not discuss findings during the appointment but, once the radiologist completes the report we are happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Is breast ultrasound better than a mammogram?

These are two different types of tests—one does not replace the other and both are breast screenings that can detect cancer or abnormalities. Mammograms use radiation and compression while ultrasounds use sound waves. 

A breast ultrasound may increase your chances of detecting breast cancer from approximately 48% to 97% than mammograms alone, especially for women with dense breasts because there is more fibrous tissue and less fatty tissue. Traditional testing is less sensitive to these characteristics. For instance, mammograms may not be able to differentiate between breast cancer and dense tissue since they both may appear white on the image.

Is breast ultrasound safe?

Yes. A breast ultrasound is safe because it uses sound waves (or echoes), rather than radiation, to visualize the structures of your body. This means it’s safe even for pregnant women.  

What can ultrasound detect?

It can identify and measure areas of concern such as suspicious masses, tumors, cysts, blood clots, and blockages in areas such as breast tissue, lymph glands, major organs, and the vascular system. Ultrasound can also be used in a proactive manner to gain insight into your health.

Where can I get an ultrasound scan near me?

You can schedule an ultrasound screening at one of our six convenient ERLY Wellness locations in the Greater Atlanta area. Explore our locations to find an office near you.

What if my ultrasound results show a suspicious finding?

The Radiologist will make follow-up recommendations that may range from another ultrasound in six months to monitor any changes to additional testing and/or visiting your physician.

How often should I get a breast ultrasound?

If there are no abnormal findings, then many women will schedule annual screenings to monitor their breast health. 

Do pregnancy, breastfeeding, or implants interfere with ultrasound?

No. Ultrasound is safe and effective for all of the above. 

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