High resolution transducers are used to evaluate for possible abnormalities such as enlargement, growths, swelling, musculoskeletal injuries and/or pain.
No special preparation is required for this test.
You will be asked to lie down on a table with the area of concern uncovered. An odourless and water-soluble gel will be put on your skin by the sonographer. This helps to transmit the sound waves and allows easy movement of the probe or transducer over the skin. The sonographer will move the probe along the skin while taking pictures.
The sonographer will leave the room once all the pictures are taken in order to develop the images or to discuss them with the radiologist or the sonographer will confirm the completion of the examination and direct you to the change room after which you will be free to leave.
Approximately 15-30 minutes.
If you are seeing your doctor immediately after your ultrasound appointment, a verbal report will be called or faxed to your Doctor. If you are not seeing your doctor after the ultrasound test, a final report will be faxed to your doctor with 24-48 hours.