What is an ultrasound?

 An ultrasound is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to take live pictures from the inside of your body.  Ultrasounds are safe procedures which have no known risks unlike CT Scans & MRI Scan or X-rays.  Ultrasounds at our facility are performed by trained technicians call sonographers.  Each ultrasound procedure takes approximately 15-30 minutes to perform.  The results of the ultrasounds are interpreted by contracted certified radiologists.

 Ultrasounds are ordered for many medical reasons including the following:

          Check a thyroid gland

         Diagnose gallbladder disease

         Diagnose some cancers

         Evaluate flow in blood vessels

         Reveal genital and prostate abnormalities

         View the uterus and ovaries for cyst, masses, fibroids and otherabnormalities


How to prepare for an ultrasound?

 Most ultrasounds do not require preparation, with the exception of the following:

         Gallbladder ultrasounds your physician may ask that you not eat or drinkanything 6 hours before the ultrasound is performed.

         Pelvic and abdominal ultrasounds may require a full bladder, so yourphysician may ask you to drink up to 32 ounces of water and not urinateuntil the exam is completed.


The following ultrasounds are performed at our facility:


         Abdomen (limited)



         Echo Real Time with Image

         Echo (Congenital Cardiac Anomalies)


         Lower Extremity Arterial

         Lower Extremity Venous

         Lower Extremity Arterial Unilateral

         Lower Extremity Venous Limited

         Pelvic (Male and Female)

         Renal Artery (Bilateral)


         Soft Tissue – Extremity


         Upper Extremity Arterial

         Upper Extremity Venous