Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves that produce real-time pictures of the structure and movement of internal organs and blood flow through vessels.
Infinity Primary Care is accredited by the American College of Radiology for General Ultrasound studies. Infinity’s advanced technology and registered technologists provide high quality images.
Radiologists, who are experts in interpreting ultrasound examinations, will analyze your ultrasound images and send a signed report to your primary care physician or the physician who referred you for the exam within 24-48 hours. Your physician will discuss the results with you.
Preparing for an Ultrasound
On the day of your ultrasound, it is recommended that you wear a loose-fitting, two-piece outfit.
- Abdomen (Complete or Limited): Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to the exam time. If you have an early morning appointment, do not eat or drink after midnight. The exam will take approximately 30 minutes.
- Aorta: Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to the exam time. If you have an early morning appointment, do not eat or drink after midnight. The exam will take approximately 30 minutes.
- Pelvis & Transvaginal: This is a two part examination. Part 1 requires you to drink 32 ounces of water. It is necessary for you to finish drinking all the water one hour prior to the test. Your bladder must be full for this study so you must refrain from using the restroom until this part of the exam is completed. When you have emptied your bladder, the second portion of the exam will be performed. The exam views are taken with a vaginal probe that is inserted into the vagina. The entire study will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
- Renal: You will need to drink 8-12 ounces of fluid prior to the exam to slightly fill the bladder. The exam will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
- Scrotal, Thyroid, and Soft Tissue: No preparation is required. The exam will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.