What is an Ultrasound?
An ultrasound is an exam that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasounds do not use radiation and can produce imagines in real-time. This allows physicians to see the inner workings of the body.
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body's internal organs, including but not limited to the:
- Abdominal aorta
- Uterus and Ovaries
- Thyroid and Paratyroid glands
- Scrotum and Testicles
How should I prepare?
Please remember to bring your prescription and insurance card with you on the day of your appointment.
Abdominal ultrasound: It is required for you to fast (no food or drink) 4 hours prior to study.
Pelvic Ultrasound - It is required for you to drink up to 32 oz. of water 1 hour prior to your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full when the scan begins.