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What is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasound uses safe, non-invasive, ultra-high frequency sound waves to create an image from the resulting echoes. These echoes are recorded, processed, and displayed on a screen by a computer. Unlike x-ray, ultrasound does not require the use of radiation and it does not focus on bone structure. Rather, ultrasound is meaningful for studying internal organs, such as the heart, liver, uterus, ovaries, blood vessel and other soft tissue structures

What Can I Expect?

Ultrasound is one of the least invasive and most widely used diagnostic medical tools available. Compared to other procedures, an ultrasound study generally involves no discomfort and requires very little patient preparation. During your ultrasound exam, our Sonographer will position you on an exam table, apply a topical gel to the skin (this helps to improve the quality of the images) and pass the transducer several times over the area to be examined. Depending on the type of study being performed, you may be required to remain still, change positions, and/or hold your breath.

Who Does the Testing?

The person who will perform your exam is a medical professional known as a Sonographer. 


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