Ultrasound Imaging at Treasure Valley Hospital
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body’s internal organs and to examine a baby in pregnant women and the brain and hips in infants. It’s also used to help guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and assess damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
Preparing For An Ultrasound
Abdomen Ultrasound Imaging
Nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to exam
Pelvic Ultrasound Imaging
Must drink at least 32 oz of water 1 hour prior to exam and do not void. Your bladder will need to be full for your exam
Renal Ultrasound Imaging
Must drink 16 oz of water 1 hour prior to exam and do not void.