Ultrasound

Ultrasound Overview

What is an Ultrasound?

Whether it is used to get an early glimpse of your unborn baby or help evaluate the cause of muscle or joint pain, an Ultrasound is a simple procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of the tissues inside your body. Ultrasound may be used for a variety of screening and diagnostic reasons and, often times, may be used in conjunction with other imaging tests to get a more complete picture of what is going on inside the body. At Fairfax Radiology, we offer high-resolution Ultrasound, as well as standard and color Doppler capabilities that allow us to determine the flow of blood through the vessels.

Click on any of the procedures below to learn more.

Procedures

Abdomen, Renal, Pelvic, Scrotal Ultrasounds

Noninvasive tests that use sound waves to create a real-time image of the inside of the lower portion of the body—namely the abdomen, kidneys (renal), pelvic area or testicles (scrotal).

Abdominal (Hernia) Ultrasound

A simple, noninvasive test that uses sound waves to create a real-time image of the inside of the abdominal wall.

Breast Ultrasound

A noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to create an image of the tissues inside your breast.

Carotid, Aorta, Arterial, Venous Doppler

Noninvasive tests that use sound waves (Ultrasound) and computer-generated graphs to measure the amount and direction of blood flow through your arteries and veins.

Image-Guided Thyroid Biopsy/Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)

A procedure that uses a fine needle and an Ultrasound as guidance to extract a tissue sample to test any suspicious nodules in the thyroid.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound

A relatively quick test that helps to evaluate the soft tissues in the body, such muscles, tendons, ligaments and bursae.

Neck/Thyroid Ultrasound

A test that uses sound waves to create images of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and other soft tissues in the neck to evaluate suspected nodules and monitor any changes in nodules that have been discovered.

Obstetric (OB) Ultrasound

A routine test that uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate a pregnancy and determine fetal development and delivery due dates.

Physicians

Jonathan E. Alfert, M.D. portrait
Jonathan E. Alfert, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2002
Nuclear Medicine
PET CT
Melany Atkins, M.D. portrait
Melany Atkins, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2012
Cardiac Imaging
Body Imaging
Marilyn A. Barry-Brooks, M.D. portrait
Marilyn A. Barry-Brooks, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2015
Breast Imaging
Kara M. Beckner, M.D. portrait
Kara M. Beckner, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2001
Body Imaging
Leslie A. Bord, M.D., F.A.A.P. portrait
Leslie A. Bord, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Joined Practice: August 2005
Pediatric Imaging
Brigid A. Castro, M.D. portrait
Brigid A. Castro, M.D.
Joined Practice: January 1999
Nuclear Medicine
PET CT
Jing Chen, M.D. portrait
Jing Chen, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2007
Breast Imaging
Sun Chen, M.D. portrait
Sun Chen, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2007
Emergency Radiology
Body Imaging
J. Richard Choi, ScD, M.D., FSAR portrait
J. Richard Choi, ScD, M.D., FSAR
Joined Practice: March 2001
Body Imaging
Paul J. Cunningham, M.D. portrait
Paul J. Cunningham, M.D.
Joined Practice: October 2009
Body Imaging
Sharon D'Heureux, M.D. portrait
Sharon D'Heureux, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2006
Body Imaging
Brian E. Godinez, M.D. portrait
Brian E. Godinez, M.D.
Joined Practice: June 2014
Breast Imaging
Christopher Grady, M.D. portrait
Christopher Grady, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2007
Body Imaging
Bernice D. Griffith, M.D. portrait
Bernice D. Griffith, M.D.
Joined Practice: September 2002
Body Imaging
Wei-Shen D. Griggs, M.D. portrait
Wei-Shen D. Griggs, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2007
Nuclear Medicine
PET CT
Kathryn Grumbach, M.D. portrait
Kathryn Grumbach, M.D.
Joined Practice: May 1999
Body Imaging
Faris J. Haddad, M.D. portrait
Faris J. Haddad, M.D.
Joined Practice: September 2012
Emergency Radiology
Body Imaging
Stephen Vanhuy Ho, M.D. portrait
Stephen Vanhuy Ho, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2016
Emergency Radiology
Body Imaging
Abraham H. Jeon, M.D. portrait
Abraham H. Jeon, M.D.
Joined Practice: January 2015
Breast Imaging
Nakul Jerath, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. portrait
Nakul Jerath, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Joined Practice: July 2000
Pediatric Imaging
Kevin M. Johnson, M.D. portrait
Kevin M. Johnson, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2009
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Ravi S. Kamath, M.D., Ph.D. portrait
Ravi S. Kamath, M.D., Ph.D.
Joined Practice: September 2011
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Ellie S. Kwak, M.D. portrait
Ellie S. Kwak, M.D.
Joined Practice: February 2019
Breast Imaging
John H. Lee, M.D., F.A.A.P. portrait
John H. Lee, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Joined Practice: July 2006
Pediatric Imaging
Hong Lim, M.D. portrait
Hong Lim, M.D.
Joined Practice: January 2010
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Steven A. Meyers, M.D. portrait
Steven A. Meyers, M.D.
Joined Practice: March 2005
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Ian Mills, M.D., F.A.A.P. portrait
Ian Mills, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Joined Practice: July 2018
Pediatric Imaging
Sameena F. Nasrullah, M.D. portrait
Sameena F. Nasrullah, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2002
Breast Imaging
Daniel L. Overdeck, M.D. portrait
Daniel L. Overdeck, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2004
Body Imaging
Samia Piracha, M.D. portrait
Samia Piracha, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2006
Breast Imaging
Valerie A. Pomper, M.D. portrait
Valerie A. Pomper, M.D.
Joined Practice: March 2012
Body Imaging
Karen S. Riedy, M.D. portrait
Karen S. Riedy, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 1991
Body Imaging
J. Cullen Ruff, M.D. portrait
J. Cullen Ruff, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 1999
Body Imaging
Ingrid K. Schneider, M.D. portrait
Ingrid K. Schneider, M.D.
Joined Practice: October 2001
Thyroid & Lymph Node FNA
Body Imaging
Marianne Shih, M.D. portrait
Marianne Shih, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2006
Body Imaging
Lily Chu Sicard, M.D. portrait
Lily Chu Sicard, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2010
Breast Imaging
Marion Lee Spangler, II, M.D. portrait
Marion Lee Spangler, II, M.D.
Joined Practice: January 2013
Breast Imaging
David J. Spinosa, M.D. portrait
David J. Spinosa, M.D.
Joined Practice: October 2004
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Mustafa M. Syed, D.O. portrait
Mustafa M. Syed, D.O.
Joined Practice: July 2017
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Bruce A. Urban, M.D. portrait
Bruce A. Urban, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2000
Body Imaging
Michael J. Varanelli, M.D. portrait
Michael J. Varanelli, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2002
Thyroid & Lymph Node FNA
Body Imaging
Jay D. Varma, M.D. portrait
Jay D. Varma, M.D.
Joined Practice: October 2006
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Luke L. Yao, M.D. portrait
Luke L. Yao, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2007
Body Imaging

Dr Kellman is simply phenomenal doctor. His expertise and calm demeanor have helped me through life's most difficult medical moments. I'm deeply grateful patients in the NoVa area have him. Well-known and well-respected, particularly among survivors. His assistant at my appointment yesterday was also especially professional. Phenomenal people skills, all around. Thank you, Dr Kellman!

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