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Ultrasound

Expect high-quality imaging services and timely results when you choose Adventist HealthCare for your ultrasound.

What’s an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a safe, noninvasive and painless test that uses sound waves to create pictures of the inside of your body. Ultrasounds do not use radiation.

What an Ultrasound Can Detect

Your doctor may refer you for an ultrasound to:

Pediatric Ultrasound Services

Look to Adventist HealthCare for ultrasound exams for babies, children and teens. If your child’s doctor recommends an ultrasound, rest assured our skilled pediatric radiologist and staff members will make your child’s experience as comfortable and safe as possible, and that their test results are accurate.

Vascular Ultrasound Services

Vascular ultrasound examines circulation (blood flow) in the body. It can help diagnose blood vessel narrowing or blockages and find warning signs of certain heart disorders and strokes. Vascular ultrasound can also check for:

  • Aorta disease
  • Carotid artery disease (CAD)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Renal vascular disease
  • Venous disease

How to Prepare for Your Ultrasound

When you schedule your appointment, ask your scheduler how to get ready for your test. Tell the scheduler if you:

  • Are allergic to IV or oral contrast
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Are pregnant or may be pregnant
  • Have diabetes or kidney disease

Your Appointment

On the day of your appointment:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before your test.
  • Bring your insurance cards and photo ID.
  • Bring your referral from your doctor, if needed.
  • Wear loose-fitting, metal-free clothing. Do not wear jewelry.

What to Expect

You may need to change into a gown depending on the type of ultrasound. A radiologist or sonographer with training in ultrasound imaging will have you lie face-up on an examination table. Your technician will then apply gel to the area of your body being examined and move a small wand (transducer) back and forth over the area.

Your Results

Rely on our staff to send the test results to your referring physician within 24 hours after your appointment.

Make an Appointment

Call 301-590-8999 to schedule your radiology or imaging service or request an appointment online.

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