Ultrasound Imaging is typically used in fetal monitoring and imaging of internal organs, but is also used to detect blood clots, abdominal conditions, and breast lumps. Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
How to prepare
Follow the exam instructions provided to you by your practitioner or call 509.962.7343 for instructions.
What to expect
You will be positioned on the exam table and warm gel is placed on the area of the body that will be imaged. This gel helps the transducer, a wand-like instrument, glide smoothly over the body to record ultrasound images.
Most ultrasound exams take 45-60 minutes.