You may be referred by your provider to Woodburn Diagnostic Imaging for an ultrasound procedure. Be assured that we are committed to your comfort and care and to providing your doctor with accurate and timely diagnostic information.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves (inaudible to the human ear) to view internal organs and produce images of the human body.
An ultrasound imaging procedure is simple, non-invasive and painless. There is no injection or radiation exposure associated with ultrasound.
- Breast Biopsy
- DVT, Extremity
- IUD Location
- OB/Biophysical Profile
- Retroperitoneal (Aorta, Kidneys)
- Testes and Scrotum
Before Your Ultrasound
Please bring to previous imaging study results (MRI, CT, X-rays) such as reports, films or CDs, if available.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
Other preparation depends on the type of exam your doctor has ordered; we will call you prior to your appointment to provide specific instructions.
What to Expect
Most ultrasound examinations are completed within 30-60 minutes. You will be asked to lie down on a cushioned table that can be tilted or moved. The ultrasound scanning equipment consists of a console containing a computer, electronics and a TV monitor. You will also see a small, hand-held transducer that resembles a microphone, attached to the scanner by a cord.
A special warm gel or oil is applied to the area to be scanned in order to achieve good contact as the transducer is passed back and forth over the skin.
After Your Ultrasound
Your ultrasound will be read by our team of expert radiologists. A final report will be sent to your doctor, who can then discuss the results with you in detail.