Ultrasound-GE Logiq E9

Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body’s internal organs and to examine a baby in pregnant women and the brain and hips in infants. It’s also used to help guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and assess damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.

 

Before your Exam

Our schedulers will instruct you on how to prepare, including whether you should refrain from eating or drinking before your exam.

**Please be sure to follow instructions given upon scheduling. Depending on the scan you may be required to fast or have a full bladder. If you have not followed these instructions, it will affect the accuracy of your scan.

To ensure the quickest results, please advise our schedulers of any prior ultrasound imaging that has been performed at a different facility.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time to process your registration. Your technologist will greet you and take you to a locker room to change if needed.

 

During your Exam 

Ultrasound is an examination that requires continuous contact of a hand-held transducer gliding on the skins surface using a lubricant gel. While you are lying on the exam table, our technologist will apply the transducer to your skin. After the pictures are completed, the radiologist will check them to make sure all the necessary pictures have been taken.

 

After your Exam

Once your exam is complete it will take about 24-48 hours to be faxed to your doctor. If your doctor has access to our online PACs system results are available within 24 hours unless we are waiting on outside priors.

If your exam was ordered STAT your doctor will have results within one hour after your exam.

Ultrasound imaging is full-service and includes:

  •  General Body Imaging (liver, spleen, kidney, pancreas)
  •  Pelvic Imaging (ovaries, uterus)
  •  Obstetric Imaging for fetal growth, structural surveys, and fetal well-being (biophysical profiles)
  •  Vascular Imaging (carotid ultrasounds, lower extremity venous doppler)
  •  Breast Imaging
  •  Ultrasound guided biopsies (FNA, Breast biopsy, cyst aspiration)
  •  Other ultrasound exams- Please call and ask if there is an ultrasound exam that your doctor ordered that isn’t shown here. We are happy to accommodate your needs if possible.

Our goal is to make this experience as comfortable as possible for you while acquiring the information needed to provide your doctor with adequate results. Thank you for trusting us with your scan.