Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive imaging technique that uses sound waves that bounce off internal tissues to produce images of the organs in the body. 


Since no radiation is involved in an ultrasound, there are no documented risks associated with ultrasound imaging. With our state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled sonographers, we ensure that you get the best ultrasound scan services possible.


Most abdominal ultrasound exams require you to fast six to eight hours before your scheduled appointment. You are allowed to take medications with water if needed, and diabetic patients can have dry toast and water before your exam.

Pelvic exams usually require drinking 32 oz. of water and having it finished one hour before your exam time. You know your body best, and if one hour is normally too long to hold your bladder, you can finish drinking a half-hour before your exam.

Your doctor’s office will be able to provide any of the above prep instructions when they schedule your exam. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the ultrasound department for clarification.

Please wear loose fitting clothes so that we can have direct skin contact with the area(s) of concern.

There are currently no known health risks with ultrasounds.