Ultrasound examinations:

Abdominal ultrasound – complete assessment of the intra-abdominal organs

Thoracic ultrasound – evaluation of mediastinal masses, pleural lesions, or peripheral pulmonary masses

Cervical ultrasound – assessment of thyroid and parathyroid gland or evaluation of abnormalities or masses in this region (including salivary gland, mandibular and medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes, larynx)

Ocular ultrasound – for evaluation of primary intraocular neoplasia, retinal detachment, or retrobulbar space disease

Pregnancy ultrasound – confirmation, presence and estimated rate of fetal heartbeats

Ultrasound-guided procedures:


  • Abdominocentesis
  • Cystocentesis
  • Cholecystocentesis
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis             


  • Fine needle aspirates
  • Tru-cut tissue biopsies