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Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, is the measure of echoes throughout the body in the form of sound waves. These high-frequency sound waves produce images of your body’s organs or the blood flow through your veins and arteries.
Doctors use ultrasound to:
For some types of ultrasound exams, you may need to:
If you have questions about preparing for your ultrasound exam at UPMC Imaging Services, please call 1-800-533-UPMC (8762).
An ultrasound exam usually takes about 45 to 60 minutes.
Ultrasound scanners consist of a:
During the exam, a technologist will:
The ultrasound image is immediately visible on the nearby video display screen.
Our board-certified radiologists, perinatologists, cardiologists, and team of imaging specialists interpret your ultrasound scans.
Then, we electronically send your ultrasound images to your doctor who will discuss the results with you.
This state-of-the-art computer delivery system ensures your ultrasound images are always accessible from any UPMC hospital or facility.
If you have questions about preparing for your ultrasound exam, contact UPMC Imaging Services at 1-800-533-UPMC (8762).
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