Ultrasound imaging, also referred to as an ultrasound scan or sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal organs and tissue. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation like x-rays. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of your body’s systems, organs, and blood flow.
Ultrasound enables healthcare providers to monitor and diagnose a wide variety of conditions and diseases. We provide ultrasound exams for:
- Pelvic (Transabdominal; Transvaginal) PRN TV with Doppler
- Biophysical Profile (BPP) with Doppler
- OB Complete (Less than 14 Weeks) PRN TV with Doppler
- OB Complete (14 to 18 Weeks) PRN TV with Doppler
- OB Complete (Greater than 19 Weeks) PRN TV with Doppler
- OB Nuchal Translucency PRN TV with Doppler
- Carotid Duplex
- Venous Doppler (Upper Extremity; Lower Extremity)
- Arterial Doppler (Upper Extremity; Lower Extremity)
- Renal Artery Doppler
- Mesenteric Artery Doppler
- Liver Doppler (TIPS Evaluation)
Carefully follow instructions regarding the consumption of food and water. You may be asked to refrain from eating for several hours before a scan is performed because undigested food can block sound waves. You may also be instructed to drink large amounts of water and hold your urine, because a full bladder makes it easier to visualize pelvic organs.
Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Depending on the type of scan, you may be asked to remove some clothing or put on a patient gown.
Refrain from wearing jewelry, or be able to remove it before the exam.
Let us know if you have a latex allergy, so we do not use a latex-covered probe.