Procedure Prep - Ultrasound
What should I bring to my appointment?
If your previous imaging was not done at one of our locations, you may be asked to contact your former provider and request that your film be sent to us for a comparison study.
- Your insurance card and a valid photo ID.
- Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete registration.
How should I prepare for my exam?
Most ultrasound exams do not require advanced preparation. However, please follow any instructions given by your healthcare provider.
How long will my exam take?
Ultrasound exams typically take 30-45 minutes.
What happens during my exam?
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.
What happens after my exam?
Your images will be interpreted by one of our board certified radiologists. The findings will be sent to your healthcare provider.