Ultrasound Tests Specialist

Vlad Nusinovich, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Prestige Medical Center

Vlad Nusinovich, MD

Primary Care Physician located in West Hollywood, CA

Dr. Vlad Nusinovich offers patients from the West Hollywood, CA, area a wide range of diagnostic imaging procedures to help diagnose medical conditions and guide care. His professional and compassionate approach to care has made him a favorite among patients seeking ultrasound and other diagnostic testing services.

Ultrasound Tests Q & A

by Vlad Nusinovich, MD

What is ultrasound?

Ultrasound, sometimes called ultrasonic testing, is a noninvasive diagnostic test that uses special sound waves to produce images of the inside of your body so diseases and medical conditions can be diagnosed, evaluated and managed. These sound waves are completely painless. When they penetrate your body, they “bounce off” organs and other internal structures, and those bounces are used to project detailed images of those structures as well as providing images of biological processes.

How is ultrasound used?

Ultrasound is used in many areas of medicine to help your doctor diagnose conditions and help evaluate ongoing medical treatments. Although the most familiar use of ultrasound is in obstetrics and gynecology, where it can be used to monitor a developing fetus and identify gender, the technique is widely used in other areas as well.

Does ultrasound use radiation?

No, ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images, and does not use any form of radiation.

How is the procedure performed?

Ultrasound is performed in a darkened room while you're lying down, usually on your back or your side. A special conductive gel is applied to the skin above the area to be visualized. The gel helps the special hand piece glide over the skin more easily, and it also helps the sound waves penetrate. During the procedure, the hand piece will be guided across your skin, At certain locations, the hand piece may be pressed into your skin to obtain clearer images. You may also be asked to hold your breath or raise your arms to enable the waves to reach specific areas so images can be obtained. Images are transmitted to a computer screen and saved on a hard drive or disk so they can be used for future evaluations. Some gynecologic procedure use a wand placed inside your vagina to obtain clear images of your ovaries, especially if a cyst or tumor is suspected.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans in addition to Medicare, CIGNA, and Aetna. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

AARP
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Guardian