Ultrasound (also called a sonogram) is a medical imaging exam that uses sound waves to create images. These images show the structure and movement of the body’s organs and blood flow.
Most ultrasound exams do not require advanced preparation. However, please follow any instructions given by your healthcare provider.
Ultrasound exams typically take 30-45 minutes.
You will be positioned on a cushioned table and the imaging technologist will apply a small amount of gel onto your skin in the area to be imaged. The technologist will move a wand called a transducer over the area to capture the images. For the best quality images, you will be asked to remain as still as possible during the exam.
Your images will be interpreted by one of our board-certified radiologists. The findings will be sent to your healthcare provider who will then contact you to discuss the results.
Nicki, an ultrasound technologist, performs an abdominal ultrasound exam.