Radiology & Imaging offers the latest advances in ultrasound technology to perform applications in cardiac, obstetric and vascular areas. Our advanced technology provides improved image quality and an improved overall patient experience.
Many different types of Ultrasound procedures are performed at Radiology & Imaging. Some of these include evaluation of the abdomen, including the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, and appendix; the pelvis, including uterus and ovaries; obstetric exams; duplex doppler vascular studies, including leg veins, carotid artery and aorta; breast ultrasound, including evaluation of breast nodules; thyroid and scrotum. Organ biopsies are frequently performed with ultrasound imaging guidance. The radiologists at Radiology & Imaging routinely perform biopsies of the liver, thyroid gland, breast and lymph nodes.
What is Ultrasound?
Common Ultrasound Studies
- Abdominal organs
- Interventional Guidance
Preparing for an Ultrasound
Preparing for an Ultrasound depends on the type of exam the patient is having.
- For an abdominal exam, you must not eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to your exam time except for medications, or as instructed by your primary physician with a small amount of water.
- For pelvic or obstetric exams, you must drink 32 oz of water 30 minutes prior to your exam and you must avoid emptying your bladder for the best images to be captured.
During and after an Ultrasound
Once an ultrasound exam is complete, you can eat and resume normal activity. One of Radiology & Imaging’s radiologists will interpret the ultrasound exam and send the results to your primary physician. Your physician will discuss the findings of your ultrasound exam with you.