Ultrasound (sonography) utilizes sound waves to produce images of different body parts. Ultrasound exams produce no radiation to patients and are therefore preferred as the initial tests when possible, especially in young patients and children.
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam.
Preparation protocols depend on the type of ultrasound you are having. You will be provided with specific instructions when scheduling your exam. Examples include:
- For a study of the abdomen, patients are asked to avoid eating for eight to 12 hours before the test.
- For ultrasound of the kidneys or pelvis, you may be asked to drink four to six glasses of liquid about an hour before the test to fill your bladder.
Listed below are our most common ultrasound procedures performed. If you do not see your exam on this page please choose ‘other ultrasound procedures’.
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Carotid Ultrasound
- Obstetrical Ultrasound
- Pelvis Ultrasound
- Scrotum Ultrasound
- Thyroid Ultrasound
- Vascular Ultrasound
- Venous (extremities) Ultrasound
- Other Ultrasound procedures
Elective Ultrasound Studies*
* procedure not covered by your insurance, payment is due in full at time of service.