Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It can be used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body’s internal organs. Ultrasound is also used to examine a baby in pregnant women and the brain and hips in infants. It’s also used to help guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and assess damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
Most ultrasound procedures require little to no special preparation. Your radiology technician or practitioner will instruct you on how to prepare, including whether you should refrain from eating or drinking beforehand. It’s always good to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing as you may be asked to wear a gown.
SH is the first in the area to invest in this important technology. We’re here to provide you the utmost in safe, comprehensive, cost-effective imaging that helps your doctor help you. We’re also here to offer you the personal care you deserve, to promote wellness and to help keep you healthy. You are our priority. That’s why we’ve invested in the most advanced imaging technology available.
- Ultrasound Exams at Southwest health include:
- Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
Be prepared for your visit
It may take 2-3 days to obtain verification from your insurance company for exams that require prior authorization, such as CT, MRI, Nuclear Stress, Injections, etc. For questions please contact our radiology scheduling representative at 608-342-4740.