An ultrasound uses sound waves (no radiation) creating internal images of your organs. This allows your doctor to understand what is going on inside your body. Your ultrasound will be performed by a radiology technologist, after the images are taken they will be reviewed by our board certified radiologist. Our radiologist work alongside your doctor to determine your diagnosis.
Types of Ultrasounds
- Aorta (the main artery of the body)
- Complete abdomen (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, aorta, and inferior vena cava)
- Renal (both kidneys and bladder)
- Right upper quadrant (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, right kidney)
- Scrotum (testicles and scrotal contents)
- Vein (Venous doppler of leg or arm)
Preparing for your Ultrasound
Preparing for your ultrasound is different depending on the exam type. Your doctor will give you specific instructions before your scan. Instruction may include no eating or drinking or drinking a certain amount of water before your exam.