Ultrasonography is a method of examining parts of the body without the use of X-rays.

During an ultrasound examination, a water-soluble “gel” is put on the skin and a transducer or probe is moved over the area to be scanned.

Harmless sound waves pass through the area of interest and record a picture on film. The results of the ultrasonography are sent to the referring physician. The types of ultrasound exams and the patient preparation 
required are described briefly below.

Patients should bring previous films or related exams and reports to their appointment. This information is very important and will expedite the report of the diagnosis back to the referring physician.