The Imaging Department at Atlantic General Hospital is pleased to offer the latest in Ultrasound technology to the community we serve. Our equipment, along with our highly trained Radiologists and registered sonographers (ultrasound technologists), is able to produce high quality, high resolution images which aid in the detection of diseases and conditions affecting all bodily organs and blood vessels. Since this test displays on a screen with real time movement, the sonographer is able to record the entire exam for the radiologist to read. There is no radiation exposure with an ultrasound.
Our Ultrasound Services
In keeping with our mission to provide high quality imaging services, our Vascular Ultrasound program is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission on Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). ICAVL accreditation means we have met the rigorous testing standards of a nationally recognized review board, demonstrating our commitment to quality patient care.
We offer a vast array of ultrasound examinations including:
Arterial and venous blood vessels of the abdomen, upper and lower extremities
Soft tissue structures such as the thyroid gland and scrotum
Scheduling an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, you or your doctor can call the Central Scheduling Department at Atlantic General Hospital at 410-641-9714. If your doctor or provider cannot make the call, please be sure to have your prescription available. The associate scheduling your Ultrasound will ask you questions about what is written on the order form.
What to expect
You may be provided with a gown, and asked to remove your clothing and any jewelry. During the ultrasound, you will lie on a table, and warm gel will be applied to the area being examined. The sonographer will use what is called a transducer or probe to view the area of interest, slowly gliding it over the specific area being examined. You may be asked to hold your breath while certain images are obtained.
This test usually takes between 30 to 45 minutes.
There are no known risks with this test. There is no radiation exposure during this exam.
A radiologist will read your Ultrasound and send the results to your health care provider. Your provider will go over your Ultrasound results with you and discuss next steps.
Abdominal Ultrasound Prep Instructions - Click here
Pelvic Ultrasound Prep Instructions - Click here
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