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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.

Questions about your exam?  Call (434) 982-6600 or toll free at (855) 875-7764 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

Scheduling & Locations

Ultrasound appointments are available Monday-Friday at the following locations.


The doctor who ordered your exam will provide your results.

If there is a critical finding on your study,  your doctor will be notified by our Radiologists. 

If you have not heard from your provider within a reasonable time, please call their office directly.

  • MyChart provides easy, fast Access to your Medical Records.
  • MyVue is your personal imaging portal, providing a secure view of your radiology images from the UVA Health System.