What is an Ultrasound?
Ultrasound imaging, sometimes referred to as Sonography is a noninvasive medical procedure used to capture images in real time. They show the structure and movement of organs and blood flowing through blood vessels.
Ultrasound uses sound waves and not radiation to produce images. Ultrasound can be used to evaluate organs and diagnose problems in the thyroid, abdomen, pelvis, kidneys, testicles, and extremities as well as carotid, and renal arteries. We also perform obstetric, doppler, and venous ultrasounds.
(For more information ultrasounds specific to women see: Women’s Services)
How Do I Prepare for the Test?
Most ultrasound exams do not require any preparation prior to the exam. Wear comfortable clothing around the area to be scanned. You may also be asked to wear a gown. For abdominal ultrasounds, you will be asked to fast for 6 hours prior to the exam. For pelvic exams, please come to our office with a full bladder. For kidney exams ensure you are well hydrated. Also inform your technologist if you have any old images so they may be used for comparison.Type your paragraph here.