Ultrasound Overview

Ultrasound is a simple, safe, painless exam. With the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin, high-frequency sound waves are sent from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer uses those sound waves to create images of the inside of your body.

What You Need To Know


It is also used to monitor a developing fetus, image the breasts, diagnose a variety of heart conditions, guide biopsies and more including:

  • Gallbladder
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen


Ultrasound is a simple, safe, painless diagnostic procedure. If you have any questions about the exam, speak to your doctor or ask our staff.