Breast, Thyroid, Soft tissue, Scrotum Ultrasound

The Procedure:

Ultrasound is a safe procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of organs and tissues within the body. A small hand-held scanning device, known as a probe, is placed on the skin. Silent sound waves pass through the body's organs, and echoes are shown as pictures on a screen and on film. Tissue, blood, bone, and fluid all produce different echoes.
Ultrasound is not radiation. Ultrasound has been used for medical testing since the 1960's and has shown no harmful effects to patients.

Procedure time: 30 minutes

Inpatient and Outpatient Preparation Instructions:

  1. There is no dietary prep for this test.
  2. You may take your normal medications, if you are on any.
  3. You will be asked to lie still during the scan.
  4. This test may be painful if the area being scanned is tender.
  5. Relax and follow instructions given to you by the Medical Imaging staff.

For Your Information:

  1. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown.
  2. You will be able to leave the Medical Imaging Department when the test is finished.
  3. The radiologist (x-ray doctor) will read the exam and give the results of the test in 2-3 days to your doctor. Your doctor will talk to you about the results of your test. Feel free to ask your doctor any questions.

If you have any questions, please call 419-394-3335 ext. 3550 for assistance.


Grand Lake Health System
200 St. Clair Street, St. Marys,
Ohio 45885-2400
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