On-Site Ultrasounds

An ultrasound is a medical procedure that tests for and monitors a wide range of conditions. While many people equate ultrasounds to pregnancies, this procedure is not exclusive to it. Ultrasounds involve the use of a device that sends high-frequency soundwaves into the body that produce images of your internal structures. The procedure is both safe and non-invasive, so you should feel comfortable having it administered by our staff.

What Can Ultrasounds Test For?

As previously stated, ultrasounds are performed throughout pregnancy. They allow doctors to monitor the development of the child and check for any issues. However, pregnancies are not time a person should get one done. Ultrasounds are also effective when utilized for any of the following:

  • Diagnosing gallbladder disease.
  • Evaluating issues with blood flow.
  • Checking a lump found in the breast.
  • Monitoring problems with joint inflammation.
  • Examining the genitals and prostate.

What To Expect?

The length of an ultrasound procedure will vary based upon the reason you are undergoing it. At the start of the exam, a warm gel is applied over the area that is being examined. Doing so prevents air pockets that sometimes block the sound waves. Following this, a device that transmits soundwaves into the body is moved around the area to produce the desired images. Our doctors will then go over these images and explain their findings.

Preparing For The Ultrasounds

After scheduling an appointment, our team will let you know how you should prepare. Some scans, such as a pelvic ultrasound, will require patients to have a full bladder. However, gallbladder ultrasounds need patients to not eat or drink anything for a certain period before the procedure. Feel free to ask our team any questions regarding your preparation, as we’ll be happy to inform you.