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What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a safe, and painless diagnostic procedure that utilizes sound waves to obtain images of the organs or structures that are being scanned.

What happens during the exam?

An ultrasound technologist will place ultrasound gel on the area that is being scanned and then will obtain images by rubbing a ultrasound probe over the skin.

Some exams require the technologist to insert a special probe into the body. This is only with prostate and special pelvic exams. The probe is less than an inch wide, is covered in latex and placed inside either the rectum or vagina.

The sonographer will be able to answer questions about the test process during your exam.

What types of ultrasound procedures are available at MCHHS?

Carotid Doppler
Venous Doppler
Arterial Doppler
Renal Artery Doppler
Stress Echocardiograms
Soft Tissue/Extremity
Fluid Localization procedures
Ultrasound Guided Biopsy

Are there any risks?

There are no documented risks associated with the use of ultrasound in diagnostic procedures.

What's the preparation for the test?

Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your exam, in order to check in for your exam. Exam preparations will vary, depending on the type of ultrasound study. Exam preparation will be given by your physician.

How long does the exam take?

It may take 15-40 minutes for your exam, depending on what your doctor has ordered.

When will I receive my results?

Your final results will be read by the Radiologist. These results will then be sent to your physician, who will then contact you with the findings. Please allow up to one week for your physician to contact you.

Department Director

Darren True, Radiology Director
400 W. 8th
Beloit, KS 67420
Phone: 785-738-9553

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