Medical Imaging: Ultrasound - What To Expect

What will happen during my appointment?

Most patients will be able to stay in their clothes and uncover the area to be scanned. Some patients will need to change into a hospital gown. 

You will be called into the exam room and be asked to lie on the exam table. Gel is put on the skin and a transducer (or probe) is moved over the area.

This device sends sound waves into the body and the returning sound waves make a picture of your organ or structures on the video screen.