Ultrasound

Summary

Ultrasound is the diagnostic use of sound waves to create images of organs and tissues in the body. Ultrasound produces real time images of your organs (kidneys, liver, gallbladder, breasts etc.) and detects motion such as blood flowing. This helps your clinician make a quick and accurate diagnosis by detecting a wide variety of abnormalities and conditions.

 

FAQ

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Exam Prep & Overview

Abdominal

Night before exam:

  1. Fat-free dinner
  2. Non-fat liquids permitted until 6 hours prior to exam
  3. Then, nothing by mouth. If necessary, medications with a small amount of water can be taken.

Gallbladder

Night before exam:

  1. Fat-free dinner
  2. Non-fat liquids permitted until 6 hours prior to exam
  3. Then, nothing by mouth. If necessary, medications with a small amount of water can be taken.

Obstetrics (OB)

We ask that you please do not bring children to your ultrasound exam.

1st Trimester

One hour and fifteen minutes prior to exam:

  1. Empty your bladder
  2. Drink 1-quart of water within the next 15 minutes;
  3. Do not empty your bladder again until the sonographer instructs you to.

2nd Trimester

One hour and fifteen minutes prior to exam:

  1. Empty you bladder
  2. Drink 18-24 oz. of water within the next 15 minutes;
  3. Do not empty your bladder again until the sonographer instructs you to.

3rd Trimester

No preparation required.

Pelvic

One-hour and fifteen minutes prior to exam:

  1. Empty your bladder;
  2. Drink 1-quart of water within the next 15 minutes;
  3. Do not empty your bladder until the sonographer instructs you to.

Thyroid

This exam does not require any patient preparation. We ask that you please do not bring children to your ultrasound exam.

Carotid Artery

This exam does not require any patient preparation. We ask that you please do not bring children to your ultrasound exam.

Breast

This exam does not require any patient preparation. We ask that you please do not bring children to your ultrasound exam.

 

Patient Forms

For your convenience, please print and fill out the forms below and bring them with you to your appointment. Or you may complete them when you arrive.

 

Patient Videos

Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
Ultrasound-Guided Thyroid Biopsy
Ultrasound-Guided Breast Cyst Aspiration