Institute Works To Make Radiologic Imaging Available To Every Patient
The sonographers and staff physicians at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are working to make radiologic imaging available to every patient.
West Coast Ultrasound Institute is a school of ultrasound, MRI, pediatric echocardiography, adult heart (echo-cardiography), vascular and nursing. The school’s low-cost clinic, Ultra-sound Institute Medical group, is on the main floor of the building.
The clinic offers diagnostic ultrasound evaulations for all patients including those who do not have insurance. Referrals from any doctor’s office or family practice clinic are accepted.
Studies are $50 for general diagnostic medical sonography and $75 for cardiovascular sonography. Studies are interpreted by aboard certified radiologist and board-certified cardiologist within 48 hours to the referring physicians.
Services are provided in a state-of-the-art clinic with the latest equipment and all sonographers are registry credentialed ARDMS technologists.
Scheduling is preferred by appointment only, but walk-ins are accepted. The clinic is open seven days a week,from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday and from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends.
Ultrasound Institute Medical Group also offers “free” pediatric heart evaluations. These cardiac screenings are performed on children from 2 months to 16 years old. This weekend-only screening can be used as a preventive measure and can detect heart abnormalities or congenital heart disease. The service is part of the school’s “My Heart My Child” screening program.
Studies performed by the clinic include:
• Vascular sonography (carotids, lower extremity arterial and venous exams)
• IMT-Intimal Medial Thickness (plaque evaluation of carotids)
• Pelvic ultrasound-female ovaries and uterus, adnexal area
• Male pelvis-testicular and prostate evaluation
• Superficial structures: breast, skin lesion, thyroid
• Musculoskeletal ultrasound
West Coast Ultrasound institute is at 291 S. La Cienega Blvd. in Beverly Hills. For more information, call 310-289-8780.