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.
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.
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.