Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves similar to the sonar that dolphins and submarines use. Ultrasound imaging is used to study many of the body’s organs by using high frequency sound waves instead of radiation. When sound waves are recorded, they are immediately displayed on a monitor in real time. Although most individuals are familiar with an ultrasound as the device that allows them to see a picture of an unborn child, physicians also use ultrasound to see images and movement inside the patient’s body, including the body’s blood flow, and the size and function of many internal organs including the heart, pancreas, liver, bladder and kidneys.
How to Schedule an Ultrasound:
Patients can schedule an appointment directly, but they must bring a completed physician referral form with them to the appointment, or have their physician call or fax the referral.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Department Telephone: 206.668.1744