Phillips iU22 3D/4D Ultrasound System

ULTRASOUND
Ultrasound is a highly effective, safe, and painless imaging technique used to view soft structures in the body. Using high frequency sound waves that reflect off of a body structure to create an image on a monitor. The echoes from the sound waves create images that show size, distance, and uniformity of an organ. The images are shown in real time on your monitor screen. Dr. Garvish’s Imaging Center is pleased to be the first outpatient center in the Plainview area to offer 4D Ultrasound technology, which provides a clearer and more detailed image for the radiologist to view. It also allows for a quicker, more comfortable exam for you.

What should I expect when I arrive?

Your exam will be performed by Plainview’s only board-certified ultrasound technologist. Your technologist will describe to you what will take place during the test. Sound waves are captured using a device called a transducer, which will be place over your skin. In order to make the device more comfortable for you, a small amount of lubricant onto your skin that may feel cold at first. Our Ultrasound suites are designed with patient comfort in mind, and our technologists are there to help you feel relaxed as well as informed throughout your exam.

How long will the exam take?

Your exam should take between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the type of test being performed. You should allow yourself about 15 extra minutes for registration and changing.

What happens after the exam?

Your exam will be interpreted by a board-certified radiologist with many years of training and professional experience. A report will be sent to your doctor within 24 hours and he or she will contact you with the results. Your physician will review your clinical history in conjunction with exam results to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment plan.

Special Concerns

Please note that some ultrasound exams require you to have a full bladder. For those exams, it is very important to have already consumed the necessary fluid before you arrive. It is also very important to arrive to your exam on time, ensuring a quick and comfortable experience.

 

Specific Preparations

Abdomen (Includes gallbladder pancreas, CBD, Liver, Spleen, and Aorta)
Allow 1 hour for exam Nothing to eat or drink after midnight on the night before your exam.


Renal (kidney) Ultrasound
Allow 1 hour for exam No preparation is required.


Pelvic Ultrasound Transabdominal / Transvaginal
Allow 30 minutes for exam Patient should drink 40 oz. of fluids 1 hour before exam.

Testicular Ultrasound
Allow 45 minutes for exam No preparation is required.

Thyroid ultrasound
Allow 45 minutes for exam No preparation is required.

Obstetrical Pelvic Ultrasound
Allow 1.5 hours for exam Patient should drink 40 oz of fluids 1 hour before exam.

Breast
Allow 1 hour for exam usually performed after a diagnostic mammogram; please bring mammogram films to be compared with this study.

Venous Doppler Ultrasound
Allow 1 hour for exam No preparation is required.

Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
Allow 1 hour for exam No preparation is required.

Carotid arteries (neck)
Allow 1 hour for exam No preparation is required.

Echocardiography
Allow 1 hour for exam. NO caffeine for 24 hours before test.

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