What’s An Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is one of the least invasive and most widely used diagnostic medical tools available. Compared to other procedures, an ultrasound study generally involves no discomfort and requires very little patient preparation. Ultrasound transmits safe, non-invasive, ultra-high frequency sound waves and creates an image from the resulting echoes. These echoes are recorded, processed, and displayed
on a screen by a computer. Unlike X-ray, ultrasound does not require the use of radiation, and it does not focus on bone structures. Rather, ultrasound is used to study internal organs, such as the heart, liver, uterus, ovaries, blood vessels, and other soft tissue structures.
What Can You Expect During Your Ultrasound?
During your ultrasound exam, our Sonographer will position you on an exam table, apply a topical gel to the skin (this helps to improve the quality of the images), and pass the transducer several times over the area to be examined. Depending on the type of study being performed, you may be required to remain motionless, change positions and/or hold your breath.
Who Conducts Your Ultrasound?
How Do You Get Results?
Preparing For Your Ultrasound
Never withhold medications. You may drink enough water to swallow tablets. If you are diabetic, you may eat something light as needed. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment and check in with the receptionist.