Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high frequency sound waves to produce pictures. Ultrasound exams are safe and non­invasive and do not use ioninzing radiation. Ultrasound is used to help physician diagnose symptoms such as pain, swelling, infection.

If you are scheduled for a RENAL Ultrasound, please drink 24­-32 ozs of water one hour prior to the exam and hold. A full bladder is needed for this exam. There is no prep needed for a SCROTAL Ultrasound.

If you are a female and are scheduled for a PELVIC Ultrasound, please drink 24­32 ozs of water one hour prior to the exam and hold.

If you are scheduled for a Complete Abdominal Ultrasound, do not eat or drink anything for FOUR hours prior to your exam.