Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves that bounce off tissues and organs to form a multi-dimensional image that helps detect diseases and damaged tissue, locate abnormal growths, and detect a range of health conditions.
During your ultrasound, you will lie comfortably on your back on an examination table that can tilt and move to accommodate the image required. A clear, water-based gel is applied to the skin to facilitate contact. The technician presses a wand against your skin, moving over the area of interest to create images of the inside of the body. Most ultrasound examinations take from 10 minutes to 20 minutes.
How to prepare
Ultrasounds are used for a wide range of things, so preparation will depend on the type of exam you will have. Your technologist will be happy to answer any questions and guide you through the preparation process.
RAPID AND ACCURATE REPORTING
Our team of leading radiologists and technologists specialize in medical imaging procedures, ensuring that your tests are expertly conducted and interpreted in compliance with the highest standards.
You’ll benefit from rapid reporting, with results sent directly to your referring physician.