Ultrasound (US)

How an Ultrasound or Sonography Helps

An ultrasound or sonography is helpful in seeing the internal body organs which can include the abdominal aorta, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and urinary bladder, as well as viewing your pregnancy. Ultrasound uses sound waves that penetrate the body and reflect back using a hand held probe or transducer which shows live images on a monitor that are then recorded.

Preparations

Different exams require different preparations. You may be told by the scheduler at 551-996-4788 not to eat or drink for eight hours before your exam or may be told to drink up to four eight-ounce glasses of water two hours before your exam to fill your urinary bladder. 

Duration of Exams

Most exams are completed within 30 minutes. During the exam, warm gel is applied to the specific body site ordered by your doctor. Then a transducer is swept over that area. You may feel a little pressure. Once the exam is over, you may be instructed to empty your filled urinary bladder or resume your normal eating habits.

Insurance and Other Information

At the time of scheduling, you will be asked for your prescription, insurance, personal identification and to provide any outside imaging which the radiologist can use to compare your exam to. 

Results

Once the report is signed, the results are then faxed to your doctor’s office within 3 to 5 business days. 

Equipment

All our equipment is up to date and meets federal government standards.    

Survey and Contact Information

You may receive a survey by mail asking for your feedback. Please respond back with your input as to what you liked or wish to see improved with our patient care.

Any further questions please do not hesitate to call our Radiology Department at 551-996-2245.

 
 


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