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An Ultrasound is a completely safe and painless procedure. 

Nearly every organ in the body can be examined by ultrasound and there are many different types of ultrasound exams. 

The type of exam will vary depending on information that your doctor needs. 

What to Expect During your Ultrasound

Ultrasound images are created by applying a warm gel to the skin and then moving a transducer (also known as an ultrasound probe) over the body part being examined.  You cannot hear or feel the sound waves.

Our technologist is concerned for your comfort so please let us know if we can do anything to make you more comfortable during your exam.

Scheduling & Locations

Ultrasounds are performed Monday-Friday at the following locations.  Appointments are also available Saturdays at our Fontaine 415 location.