Ultrasound technology is used to see different parts of the body through the use of sound waves. You’re probably most familiar with ultrasounds performed during pregnancy to measure the development of a baby, but ultrasounds can be used on other parts of the body, including the gallbladder, liver, and kidneys.
If your physician has ordered an ultrasound exam, contact us at 740.439.8930 to schedule the procedure.
How do I prepare for an ultrasound?
Depending on the type of ultrasound, your preparations may vary. Consult your physician or the imaging department for specific instructions.
For an abdominal ultrasound, avoid food and drink, six to eight hours before your appointment. If you’re taking medication, you can do so with a small sip of water.
For a pelvic ultrasound or a bladder ultrasound, you’ll need a full bladder. Drink 48 to 64 ounces of fluids two hours prior to your appointment. You’ll be permitted to use the restroom immediately following the scan.
What do I do on the day of my ultrasound?
Report to the registration desk on the ground floor of Southeastern Med 30 minutes before your appointment to complete any necessary paperwork. After you’re registered, an ultrasonographer will escort you to the exam room and will ask you a few questions before beginning your test.
What happens after my ultrasound?
One of our board-certified radiologists will review your images and create a report that is supplied to your physician, who will follow up with you to discuss the results.