Ultrasound patient guide
“My doctor says I need an ultrasound. What do I need to know?”
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Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and turns them into a picture that a physician can use to evaluate and diagnose.
Having a diagnostic ultrasound procedure is generally painless.
You may be asked to put on a robe that will be provided to you by our center.
This test generally takes between 20 and 60 minutes.
A radiologist will read and interpret the results of your scan and send a report to your physician. Your physician will share the results with you in a few days.
Some ultrasounds require special preparation before the exam; please check with our center the day before your exam for instructions.