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Order an Ultrasound

Orders entered into the University of Virginia's Epic EMR are available for UVA Imaging.

UVA Imaging also accepts orders on any legal order form; however, please do not fax orders written on a prescription pad, as faxing will raise the void watermark invalidating the order.  Ultrasound Order forms are available for your convenience.

Ultrasound Ordering Guide

UVA Imaging provides an Ultrasound Anatomical Ordering Guide to provide you with detailed information regarding specific US exams.

Scheduling & Locations

UVA Imaging offers Ultrasound appointments Monday-Friday at the following locations.

Studies with No Preparation Required

  • Upper/Lower Extremities (DVT)
  • Ascites
  • Popliteal space (Baker's cyst)
  • Thyroid
  • Scrotum

Abdomen Study Preparation

  • NPO 6hrs
    • Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm
    • Complete Abdomen, RUQ, LUQ, Spleen, Gall Bladder, Hernia
    • Liver Doppler, Liver (Hepatoportal &TIPS) transplants
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
    • NPO 12 hrs
    • Take 2 GasX with 16oz of water the night before study
    • Take 1 GasX w/16 oz of water in the morning before study
  • Renal/Renal Transplants
    • NPO 6 hrs 
    • Drink 16 ozs of water 1 hour prior to exam and not urinate.
  • Bladder
    • NPO 6 hrs
    • Drink 16 ozs. of water 1 hour prior to exam and not urinate.

Pelvic Study Preparation

  • Transabdominal & Transvaginal: Finish 32 ozs. of liquid 1 hr prior to exam and not urinate.

Obstetric Study Preparation

  • 1st and 2nd trimester: Finish 32oz of liquid 1hr prior to exam and not urinate.
  • 3rd trimester-over 30 weeks: Patients should not urinate within one hour before their exam.


How to Obtain Reports

Imaging Reports may be viewed in Epic.

Non-UVA Referring Physicians receive reports via an automated fax service and online through EpicCare Link.


UVA:  Please call 3-0321 / (434) 243-0321 to schedule.

Community Providers: Please call (434) 243-2700 to schedule.  Please fax orders to (434) 244-9408

Prior to scheduling an appointment, we will confirm that we have received the order.

Provider Access Line

Provider Access Line: (434) 924-9400 Option #8

Our specialized radiologists work onsite at UVA facilities and are available for consult.