What is Ultrasound?

An ultrasound study uses sound waves (that the human ear cannot hear) to make a picture of various parts of the body. Ultrasound is non-invasive, which means nothing goes through the skin. The examination is performed by a sonographer (someone who is trained in scanning techniques) and takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

Ultrasound Services & Preparation

Ultrasound Preparation
Bilateral Breast Ultrasound (Female) No Preparation
Scrotal Ultrasound No Preparation
Thyroid Ultrasound No Preparation
Female Pelvic Ultrasound Drink 1 liter of water 1 hour before appointment (Patient may eat)
Pregnancy Ultrasound
Male Prostate Ultrasound Drink 1 liter of water 1 hour before appointment (Patient may eat)
Kidney Assessment (Urinary Tract) Drink 1 liter of water 1 hour before appointment (Patient may eat)
Upper Abdominal Ultrasound Fasting 6 hours prior to Appointment. (no food, water, smoking)

Key Points to Remember

• Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging test that uses sound waves.
• Please follow the preparation instructions carefully; they are different for each test.

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