Diagnostic Ultrasound

General Ultrasound

Typical Exam Length

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour

Medication and Dietary Requirements

No dietary restrictions.
As tolerated, please reduce intake of oral pain killers on the day of your appointment.
You will need to report any allergies, chance of pregnancy, medication such as blood thinners or antibiotics, and medical conditions such as diabetes.

Dress Requirements

Wear loose clothing without metal or buttons (e.g. sweatpants, track pants, or yoga pants.)
Please do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns provided as necessary.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. Pain procedures that use X-rays are not usually performed during pregnancy. Pain procedures using ultrasound can still be performed.

What is an ultrasound?

Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.

Where do they do ultrasound on the body?

  • Abdominal (Gall Bladder, Appendix, Stomach, Liver, Pancreas)

  • Female Pelvic

  • Male Pelvic and Scrotum

  • Kidney/Bladder

  • Soft Tissue Mass

  • Thyroid

Results

When your exam is complete, a doctor trained to interpret imaging studies (radiologist) analyzes the images and sends a report to your doctor. Your doctor will share the results with you.

You should be able to return to normal activities immediately after an ultrasound.

What to expect

Before your ultrasound begins, you may be asked to do the following:

  • Remove any jewelry from the area being examined.

  • Remove some or all of your clothing.

  • Change into a gown.

You'll be asked to lie on an examination table.

 

Obstetrical

Ultrasound

Typical Exam Length

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour

Medication and Dietary Requirements

No dietary restrictions.
As tolerated, please reduce intake of oral pain killers on the day of your appointment.
You will need to report any allergies, chance of pregnancy, medication such as blood thinners or antibiotics, and medical conditions such as diabetes.

Dress Requirements

Wear loose clothing without metal or buttons (e.g. sweatpants, track pants, or yoga pants.)
Please do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns provided as necessary.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. Pain procedures that use X-rays are not usually performed during pregnancy. Pain procedures using ultrasound can still be performed.

What is an ultrasound?

Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.

Where do they do ultrasound on the body?

  • Abdominal (Gall Bladder, Appendix, Stomach, Liver, Pancreas)

  • Female Pelvic

  • Male Pelvic and Scrotum

  • Kidney/Bladder

  • Soft Tissue Mass

  • Thyroid

Results

When your exam is complete, a doctor trained to interpret imaging studies (radiologist) analyzes the images and sends a report to your doctor. Your doctor will share the results with you.

You should be able to return to normal activities immediately after an ultrasound.

What to expect

Before your ultrasound begins, you may be asked to do the following:

  • Remove any jewelry from the area being examined.

  • Remove some or all of your clothing.

  • Change into a gown.

You'll be asked to lie on an examination table.

Musculoskeletal

Ultrasound

Typical Exam Length

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour

Medication and Dietary Requirements

No dietary restrictions.
As tolerated, please reduce intake of oral pain killers on the day of your appointment.
You will need to report any allergies, chance of pregnancy, medication such as blood thinners or antibiotics, and medical conditions such as diabetes.

Dress Requirements

Wear loose clothing without metal or buttons (e.g. sweatpants, track pants, or yoga pants.)
Please do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns provided as necessary.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. Pain procedures that use X-rays are not usually performed during pregnancy. Pain procedures using ultrasound can still be performed.

What is an ultrasound?

Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.

Where do they do ultrasound on the body?

  • Abdominal (Gall Bladder, Appendix, Stomach, Liver, Pancreas)

  • Female Pelvic

  • Male Pelvic and Scrotum

  • Kidney/Bladder

  • Soft Tissue Mass

  • Thyroid

Results

When your exam is complete, a doctor trained to interpret imaging studies (radiologist) analyzes the images and sends a report to your doctor. Your doctor will share the results with you.

You should be able to return to normal activities immediately after an ultrasound.

What to expect

Before your ultrasound begins, you may be asked to do the following:

  • Remove any jewelry from the area being examined.

  • Remove some or all of your clothing.

  • Change into a gown.

You'll be asked to lie on an examination table.

Vascular

Ultrasound

Typical Exam Length

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour

Medication and Dietary Requirements

No dietary restrictions.
As tolerated, please reduce intake of oral pain killers on the day of your appointment.
You will need to report any allergies, chance of pregnancy, medication such as blood thinners or antibiotics, and medical conditions such as diabetes.

Dress Requirements

Wear loose clothing without metal or buttons (e.g. sweatpants, track pants, or yoga pants.)
Please do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns provided as necessary.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. Pain procedures that use X-rays are not usually performed during pregnancy. Pain procedures using ultrasound can still be performed.

What is an ultrasound?

Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.

Where do they do ultrasound on the body?

  • Abdominal (Gall Bladder, Appendix, Stomach, Liver, Pancreas)

  • Female Pelvic

  • Male Pelvic and Scrotum

  • Kidney/Bladder

  • Soft Tissue Mass

  • Thyroid

Results

When your exam is complete, a doctor trained to interpret imaging studies (radiologist) analyzes the images and sends a report to your doctor. Your doctor will share the results with you.

You should be able to return to normal activities immediately after an ultrasound.

What to expect

Before your ultrasound begins, you may be asked to do the following:

  • Remove any jewelry from the area being examined.

  • Remove some or all of your clothing.

  • Change into a gown.

You'll be asked to lie on an examination table.