Ultrasound

Partners Imaging of Venice

An ultrasound is a procedure in which high-energy sound waves are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine, forming a picture of body tissues called a sonogram.

Types of Ultrasound:

  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Scrotal Ultrasound
  • Kidney Ultrasound
  • Bladder Ultrasound
  • Renal/Kidney Ultrasound
  • Aorta Ultrasound
  • Renal Artery Doppler
  • Abdominal Doppler
  • Arterial Doppler
  • Venous Doppler

How to Prepare

Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to the examination.
Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Drink 3 glasses of water 1 hour prior to your exam. Please do not empty your bladder. A full bladder is usually necessary for the exam.
OB (pregnancy) or Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Drink 3 glasses of water 1 hour prior to your exam. Please do not empty your bladder. A full bladder is usually necessary for the exam.
The following ultrasounds do not require any special preparation:
  • Carotid
  • Scrotum/Testicular
  • Thyroid
  • Venous Doppler (DVT)

On the day of the exam

Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.

You will be asked to wear a gown during the procedure. Prior to the procedure, you may be given a mild over-the-counter medication to minimize any potential discomfort.

Women should always inform their physicians and the technologist if there is any possibility of pregnancy.