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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an examination using sound waves. The image produced is called a sonogram (ultrasound). An ultrasound has many different uses and since there is no radiation involved with an ultrasound exam, it is considered risk free.

Vascular Ultrasound is most commonly used to detect deep vein thrombosis (blood clot). This procedure is available 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday upon physician’s referral.

Before Your Exam

Sometimes certain preparations are necessary. These preparations depend on the type of ultrasound your physician has ordered. You will be informed of any special preparations which might be necessary when your examination is scheduled. Please remember to follow any special instructions you may have received.

During Your Exam

The technologist performing your exam will place a warm jelly-like substance over the area to be scanned. A small hand held instrument (transducer) will then be passed over this area. The technologist will fully explain your examination and answer questions you may have regarding the exam.

After Your Exam

Your examination will be interpreted by a radiologist (a physician who specializes in diagnostic imaging). The report of your exam will be sent to your referring physician.