North Fork Radiology is accredited in Ultrasound by the American College of Radiology and all of our Ultrasound Technologists are RDMS registered.
Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of seeing inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The sound waves are recorded and displayed as real-time visual images. No ionizing radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging.
Ultrasound imaging is a useful way of examining many of the body's internal organs and soft tissues, including the heart, vessels, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder as well as examining the uterus, ovaries, and fetus of an unborn child. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show movement of internal organs and tissues and enable physicians to see blood flow.
You should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. Depending on the type of ultrasound procedure you are scheduled for you may have to drink up to 32 ounces of water and avoid emptying your bladder. You may be asked to fast for up to 12 hours prior to your examination. Many ultrasound examinations require no prior preparation. As such, be certain to ask your referring physician or a representative from North Fork Radiology if there is a preparation for your scheduled examination.