Ultrasound uses sound waves to detect and diagnose various conditions and internal diseases without the use of radiation. Ultrasound is used for all parts of the body and is effective in the clinical evaluation and treatment of the following:
Special preparation is required for certain ultrasound examinations, such as fasting or presenting with a full bladder. Call your doctor or Imaging Services at 706-475-9729 to confirm what preparations are needed for your exam.
When you arrive for your ultrasound, a technologist will ask you to change into a gown and then will assist you onto a padded exam table. You will be asked to lie still for 30 to 45 minutes while the test is conducted.
The technologist will first spread a warm gel on your skin which helps make the image of the ultrasound clear. Then the tech will place a wand (called a transducer) over the gel and the area to be studied. Most patients do not feel any kind of sensation while the procedure takes place.
A radiologist will typically read the results within one day and the report will be sent to your doctor's office.
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