A diagnostic exam that uses high frequency sound waves to examine organs, tissues and blood vessels.

4D – ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body using high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image on a computer screen. Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialized use of sound waves to visualize and determine the condition of a pregnant woman and her fetus.
Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body’s internal organs, including the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show movement of internal tissues and organs, and enable physicians to see blood flow and heart valve functions. This can help us diagnose a variety of heart conditions and assess damage after a heart attack or other illness.
How Should You Prepare For Ultrasound
Your preparation instruction will vary based on the type of ultrasound you are having:

Renal or Kidney Ultrasound

Drink three glasses of water. You must finish drinking all of the water 1 hour prior to arriving for your imaging study. DO NOT empty your bladder.
NOTE: These imaging studies require a full urinary bladder in order to be able to obtain a successful image. If your bladder is not full at the time of your appointment, then your appointment may be postponed/rescheduled. Pregnant patients should drink the water slowly.

Pelvis or Lower Abdomen, OB/GYN, Male Lower Ultrasound Studies

Drink four glasses of water. You must finish drinking all of the water 1 hour prior to arriving for your imaging study. DO NOT empty your bladder.
NOTE: These imaging studies require a full urinary bladder in order to be able to obtain a successful image. If your bladder is not full at the time of your appointment, then your appointment may be postponed/rescheduled. Pregnant patients should drink the water slowly.

Upper Abdomen, General Survey

Ultrasound Study (Aorta, gall bladder, inferior vena cava, liver, pancreas, renal stenosis, retro-peritoneal, spleen)
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the day prior to your appointment.
Renal Transplant, Thyroid, and Vascular Ultrasound Studies
No preparation is necessary.

What to Expect During Your Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive test where you sit or lie comfortably on an exam table while a certified sonographer applies a warm water-based gel to the body-part being examined. The radiologist then uses a small hand-held device called a transducer, about the size of a computer mouse, to perform the exam, gently moving it back and forth over the area of interest until the desired images are captured. There is usually no discomfort during the exam. Once the test is complete, the radiologist will wipe off the water-based gel. Any remaining gel will dry to a powder. This gel will not stain or discolor your clothing. You will be free to leave the facility and resume normal activities as soon as you are ready after your test.

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