Ultrasound & Doppler are available Monday and Wednesday by appointment only.
Ultrasound or Sonography, is a non-invasive procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create images. During ultrasound, a technician moves a small device on the skin. The device transmits signals that a computer converts into moving images. The image is displayed on a computer screen.
There are many uses for ultrasound including viewing a developing fetus, abdominal organ, thyroid, prostate, heart function and blood flow through major vessels.
Preparing for Ultrasound
Gallbladder/Liver Ultrasound: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before your schedules exam and also the morning of your ultrasound until your sonogram is complete. This exam should take approximately 30 mintes to complete.
Abdominal Ultrasound: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight, the night before your scheduled exam until your sonogram is complete. This exam should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Pelvic Ultrasound: The bladder is used as a window so it is very important the bladder be as full as possible. You will need to drink 4-6 8 oz glasses of fluids starting 1 hour before your scheduled exam time. You will need to avoid urination until your ultrasound is complete.
Thyroid Ultrasound: No prep is needed.
Prostate/Testicular Ultrasound: No prep is needed.
Breast Ultrasound: No prep is needed.
Renal Ultrasound: Nothing to eat after midnight but patient should be well hydrated, so drinking liquids the morning of your exam is good. If your appointment is in the afternoon, an early light breakfast is permissible and drink liquids for hydration.
Preparing for a Doppler
Carotid Doppler: No prep is needed
Venous & Arterial Doppler: No prep is needed
Echocardiogram: No prep is needed
Renal Doppler: You will need to take 30 mL of Milk of Magnesia the day before your scheduled examination. If you do not have any results within 6 hours repeat with another 30 mL of Milk of Magnesia. Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your exam until your examination is complete. Your doppler will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
ALL EXAMS REQUIRE A WRITTEN ORDER FROM A PHYSICIAN. WE WILL ACCEPT ORDERS FROM PHYSICIANS IN GOOD STANDING AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATES OF KANSAS AND OKLAHOMA.