PREPARING FOR YOUR ULTRASOUND VISIT
PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT
Our staff will contact you prior to your scheduled appointment date to confirm your upcoming visit. To make your visit as quick as possible, we will make every effort to pre-register you for your visit. Please bring any prior imaging CDs for comparison.
ON THE DAY OF YOUR VISIT
For all exams, please wear comfortable clothing.
- FOR ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND No food or drink 6 hours prior to your exam. You may only drink water and take medications.
- FOR PELVIC and 1st TRIMESTER OB ULTRASOUND Drink 32 oz. of water one hour prior to your exam. Hold bladder full, NO VOIDING.
- FOR RENAL (KIDNEYS and BLADDER) ULTRASOUND No food 6 hours prior to your exam. Drink 32 oz. of water one hour prior to your exam. Hold bladder full, NO VOIDING.
- FOR THYROID, SCROTAL, 2ND&3RD TRIMESTER OB and VASCUALR ULTRASOUND No Preparation needed.
FOLLOWING YOUR VISIT
Our radiologists will interpret your images and send a report directly to your doctor. Your doctor will communicate the results of your exam to you.
WHAT IS AN ULTRASOUND?
Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, obtains images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as real-time visual images. Radiation is not used in ultrasound imaging.
Ultrasound images are captured in real time, showing the structure and the function of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flow. Ultrasound is a useful way of examining the body’s internal organs.
Our ultrasound unit performs a wide range of exams including abdominal and obstetrical studies.
Ultrasound Scheduling Appointments
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call (714) 656-2130. We offer same-day appointments when available. The center accepts most health plans and also offers cash rates.