Ultrasound

AHIC lobby_smPREPARING FOR YOUR ULTRASOUND VISIT

PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT

  • Our staff will contact you prior to your scheduled appointment date to confirm your upcoming visit. To make your visit as quick as possible, we will make every effort to pre-register you for your visit.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR VISIT

  • For all exams, please wear comfortable clothing.

FOR ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND

  • No food or drink 8 hours prior to your exam.
  • Preferably no food or drink after midnight the day prior to your procedure.

FOR PELVIC ULTRASOUND

  • Drink 32 oz. of water one hour prior to your exam.
  • Hold bladder full, NO VOIDING.

FOR RENAL (KIDNEYS and BLADDER) ULTRASOUND

  • No food 8 hours prior to your exam.
  • Drink 32 oz. of water one hour prior to your exam.
  • Hold bladder full, NO VOIDING.

FOLLOWING YOUR VISIT

  • Our radiologists will interpret your images and send a report directly to your doctor. Your doctor will communicate the results of your exam to you.

WHAT IS AN ULTRASOUND?

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, obtains images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as real-time visual images. Radiation is not used in ultrasound imaging.

Ultrasound images are captured in real time, showing the structure and the function of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flow. Ultrasound is a useful way of examining the body’s internal organs.

Our ultrasound unit performs a wide range of exams including abdominal and obstetrical studies. Ultrasound may also be used to guide a breast biopsy procedure. The procedure is known as an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy procedure.

MRI and Ultrasound Scheduling Appointments

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call 714-282-8160 or reach us via email by clicking  Request an Appointment. We offer same-day appointments. The center accepts most health plans and also offers cash rates.