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Ultrasound

At Premier Radiology, we read and interpret Ultrasound examinations. We are also a part of the physician referral service at Borgess Health.

The sub-services that we offer include:

What is an Ultrasound?
Ultrasound (US), also called ultrasound sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No ionizing radiation (or x-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging.

How should I prepare for an Ultrasound?
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. You may need to remove all clothing and jewelry in the area to be examined. You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure. Other preparation depends on the type of examination you will have. For some scans your doctor may instruct you not to eat or drink for as many as 12 hours before your appointment. For others you may be asked to drink up to six glasses of water two hours prior to your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full when the scan begins.

What type of equipment is used for an Ultrasound?
Ultrasound scanners consist of a console containing a computer and electronics, a video display screen and an ultrasound probe that is used to scan the body and blood vessels. The ultrasound probe sends out high frequency sound waves into the body and then listens for the returning echoes from the tissues in the body. The ultrasound image is immediately visible on a nearby screen.

How will I get the test results for an Ultrasound?
Our board-certified radiologists will analyze the images and send a signed report to your primary care physician or the physician who referred you for the exam, who will share the results with you.

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One of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine.

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