Ultrasound Scanning, also called “ultrasound imaging” or “sonography” uses high frequency radio waves to produce images of the body. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation. Ultrasound images are captured in real time and show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through arteries and veins. Ultrasound imaging helps physicians diagnose medical conditions such as those involving the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries and testicles.
You should wear loose and comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure.
Follow these instructions as it pertains to your type of ultrasound study:
No special instructions prior to the following: