Our technologist will take a brief medical history. You will be asked to stand, sit, or lie down on the scanning table, depending on the part of the body to be scanned. The ultrasound technologist (sonographer) will place a clear gel on the area of the body to be imaged. The sonographer or radiologist will then press the transducer against the skin and sweep it back and forth over the area of interest. The transducer is a small hand-held device that resembles a microphone, attached to an ultrasound machine by a cord. The test is painless. After the exam, the gel is wiped off, and you may resume normal activities.
Ultrasounds typically take 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the exam performed.