Ultrasound Specialist

Keven Tagdiri, M.D.

Internists located in Encinitas, CA

When you have a health issue, you want the most advanced technology available to help your doctor reach a diagnosis fast. At his clinic in Encinitas, California, Dr. Keven Tagdiri conveniently offers in-house procedures in a caring environment, including a wide range of ultrasound techniques. To find the highest quality medical care with on-site diagnostic tools like ultrasounds, call Keven Tagdiri, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.

Ultrasound Q&A

What is an ultrasound?

Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of your body. The images ultrasounds create are called sonograms, and ultrasounds are also known as sonography.

Most ultrasound technology uses sound waves between 2-18 megahertz (MHz). As the sound waves travel through your soft tissues and fluids, they bounce off denser surfaces to create an image. Lower-frequency sound waves penetrate deep inside your body but create images of poorer quality. Ultrasounds using higher frequencies capture higher quality images, but can’t penetrate as deeply.

Ultrasounds are safe because they don’t use radiation. They’re used to not only monitor pregnancies but as an invaluable tool for diagnosing health conditions.

How does ultrasound work?

Dr. Tagdiri offers a wide range of ultrasound technology on-site. Each type of ultrasound uses a wand-like device called a transducer. During your ultrasound, Dr. Tagdiri presses the transducer against the area of your body where he’s capturing images.

There are several types of ultrasounds at Keven Tagdiri, MD, including:

  • Cardiac 2D Echo: checks the heart, paracardiac structures, and the great vessels
  • Carotid duplex: measures blood flow through the carotid arteries in your neck
  • Aortic duplex: looks for issues affecting blood flow of the aorta and iliac arteries
  • Abdominal ultrasound: evaluates the organs in your abdomen, such as your gallbladder, spleen, liver, pancreas, and kidneys, as well as their blood vessels
  • Arterial and venous ultrasound for the extremities: checks artery and vein health in the arms or legs

Dr. Tagdiri also offers diagnostic tests like electrocardiograms (EKGs), that measure the electrical efficiency of your heart.

What can an ultrasound diagnose?

Dr. Tagdiri might recommend ultrasounds for diagnosing, treating, and guiding certain medical procedures. Because it’s a noninvasive tool, it enables him to examine internal organs, like your heart, pancreas, kidneys, liver, and thyroid glands, while also identifying issues in the ovaries or testes.

Ultrasounds can also evaluate:

  • Blood vessels
  • Soft tissue
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Joints

Dr. Tagdiri might also use an ultrasound to diagnose whether a lump is a fluid-filled cyst or tumor.

To learn more about ultrasound technology, call Keven Tagdiri, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.