Ultrasound

Most people think ultrasound is only for pregnancy, allowing a patient’s doctor to monitor the development and growth of a baby. In reality, ultrasound (also known as sonography) has many other uses and purposes. The system uses sound waves that are emitted into the body through a device called a transducer or probe, to capture images. These images are interpreted by our radiologists and the results are sent to your doctor. Since ultrasound uses sound waves, there is no concern about radiation at all. Ultrasound images can show changes in the tissues of various internal organs such as the liver, spleen, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, uterus or prostate. It can show whether a mass is cystic or solid and can be used to see if there are blood clots, or narrowing of veins or arteries. Breast ultrasound can be useful in conjunction with our digital mammography.

Ultrasound exams typically range from 30-60 minutes, depending on what your doctor is looking for. Many ultrasound exams require no advance preparation, but some require specific preparation to optimize images.

PREPARATION

Abdomen, Abdomen LTD, Abdomen Aorta, Abdomen & Pelvis,
Estimated exam time: 30 minutes

Fat-free Diet NO-Meat, fish, poultry, or dairy products from the evening meal the day prior to the exam. CAN have Jello, Fruit, Baked Potatoes (No Butter)

Abdomen & Renal
Estimated exam time: 60 minutesFat-free Diet NO-Meat, fish, poultry, or dairy products from the evening meal the day prior to the exam. CAN have Jello, Fruit, Baked Potatoes (No Butter)

Pelvic
Estimated exam time: 30 minutesPatient must drink 32 oz. of water 1 hour prior to their exam, and cannot use the restroom until after the exam.

Pelvic Transvaginal
Estimated exam time: 30 minutesEmpty bladder.

About Valley Imaging

Since the CT (Computed Tomography) invention in the early 1970’s, Dr. Donald Kaiserman has been committed to bringing this breakthrough medical technology to West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley. Valley Imaging Partnership has been proudly serving San Gabriel Valley families since 1975. Our goal is simple: to treat you as our own family member. We understand it is difficult to navigate through the mystery of the human body. Our staff is medically trained to make your visit as comfortable and stress free as possible.

At Valley Imaging Partnership, we provide superb diagnostic imaging services: Digital X-Ray, Digital Mammography, Bone Densitometry, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, and PET/CT. Our radiologists and technologists are all Board Certified.

We are committed to helping you answer the unknown.

Donald Kaiserman, M.D. is the Medical Director and Managing Principal of Valley Imaging Partnership which he founded in 1987. He is a pioneer in the development of high-technology imaging having brought the first CT scanner to the San Gabriel Valley in 1975. He was also the first Neurologist in the East San Gabriel Valley (1968).

Kevin Kaiserman, M.D. has been working with Valley Imaging Partnership since 2000 as the Associate Medical Director. In addition to his general role as part of the VIP Management Team, his focus with the company is in the area of recruitment, retention and management of the radiologists and he has served as a primary contact in our delivery of services with Citrus Valley Medical Center. The junior Dr. Kaiserman is a Pediatric Endocrinologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of children and young adults with type 1 diabetes.

CT

Since the CT (Computed Tomography) invention in the early 1970’s, Dr. Donald Kaiserman has been committed to bringing this breakthrough medical technology to West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley. Valley Imaging Partnership has been proudly serving San Gabriel Valley families since 1975. Our goal is simple: to treat you as our own family member. We understand it is difficult to navigate through the mystery of the human body. Our staff is medically trained to make your visit as comfortable and stress free as possible.

At Valley Imaging Partnership, we provide superb diagnostic imaging services: Digital X-Ray, Digital Mammography, Bone Densitometry, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, and PET/CT. Our radiologists and technologists are all Board Certified with (X) years of radiology experiences.

We are committed to helping you answer the unknown.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency waves and computer technology to produce detailed pictures of the organs, soft tissues bone and virtually all other internal body structures. There is no X-ray radiation used in MRI. Valley Imaging installed one of the first high field MRI scanners in the East San Gabriel Valley in 1989. Imaging quality and scan speeds have improved dramatically over the years Valley Imaging is proud of our wide open high field 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. The opening of the scanner is 70 cm. wide and has a weight capacity of 550 pounds. With this strong magnet we are able to ensure fast scan times and most exams are completed within 20 to 30 minutes. If you are nervous or apprehensive about your MRI exam, feel free to stop by our center for a tour and explanation of your examination prior to your appointment.