Preparing for Your Ultrasound Visit
- Our staff will contact you prior to your scheduled appointment date to confirm your upcoming visit. To make your visit as quick as possible, we will make every effort to pre-register you for your visit. For all exams, please wear comfortable clothing.
- No food or drink 4 hours prior to your exam. Preferrably no food or drink after midnight the day prior to your procedure.
- Drink two 16 oz. glasses of water one hour prior to your exam. Hold bladder full, NO VOIDING.
- Drink two 16 oz. glasses of water one hour prior to your exam. The patient may void anytime.
Following Your Visit
- Our Radiologists will interpret your images and send a report directly to your doctor. Your doctor will communicate the results of your exam to you.
What is Ultrasound?
- Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, obtains images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as real-time visual images. Radiation is not used in ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound images are captured in real time, showing the structure and the function of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flow. Ultrasound is a useful way of examining the body’s internal organs. Our ultrasound unit performs a wide range of exams including abdominal and obstetrical studies. Ultrasound may also be used to guide a breast biopsy procedure. That procedure is known as an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy procedure.