What is an Ultrasound?
Ultrasounds provide a way to capture images of organs and other structures inside your body by using high-frequency sound waves.
All Ultrasounds (also known as sonography) are performed at our state-of-the-art Aylo Health Imaging facility. During an ultrasound, sound waves are echoed off of tissues and converted into a picture called a sonogram.
Ultrasounds are non-invasive and are most commonly used to find and diagnose certain health conditions relating to the reproductive system, blood vessels, and abdominal organs.
The different types of Ultrasounds
There are multiple types of Ultrasounds used for many parts of the body to help identify certain medical concerns in question. Before scheduling your appointment, your Aylo Health provider will let you know what kind of Ultrasound you will need and more specific instructions. Some types of Ultrasounds include but are not limited to:
Abdominal ultrasounds are used to view the organs within the abdominal cavity such as the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, and spleen. These ultrasounds can be used to identify certain health conditions like tumors, cysts, and inflammation of or surrounding the organs.
Transvaginal Ultrasounds are used to view detailed images of the pelvic organs such as the uterus and ovaries. These ultrasounds can diagnose certain gynecological conditions like ovarian cysts or fibroids.
Transrectal Ultrasounds are used to view detailed images of a male’s prostate gland. These ultrasounds can be used to detect specific health conditions like prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate.
Find an Aylo Health location
Ultrasounds are offered at our Aylo Health – Imaging at Stockbridge location.
Why get an Ultrasound at Aylo Health?
We are accredited and approved by the following: The American College of Radiology (ACR), The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
Efficient & Easy
An Ultrasound is one of the most trusted imaging processes that is non-invasive and pain-free, and we have guidelines for each ultrasound screening to better prepare you.
Highly Skilled Team
We have skilled and trained Imaging technicians who will assist you through your Ultrasound and provide you with accurate results you can trust. Reasons for why you’re having an ultrasound may determine how long the results will take to analyze.
Our imaging center offers convenient scheduling with appointments available Monday-Saturday. Short wait times and fast results are among the many reasons that patients trust us with their imaging needs.
Choose Aylo for your Ultrasound needs
Frequently Asked Questions
Are ultrasounds dangerous during pregnancy?
There is no evidence of ultrasounds being dangerous for fetuses. Ultrasounds (or sonograms) are one of the most common ways to capture images during pregnancy since they do not use ionizing radiation.
How to prepare for certain types of Ultrasounds
Type: Liver / Gallbladder, Complete Abdomen
Preparation: Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your exam (at least 8 hours prior).
Type: Pelvic – If the patient has NEVER been sexually active
Preparation: Drink at least 40 oz. of clear fluids. Finish drinking at least 30 minutes prior to the exam. Do not urinate. The bladder must be full at the time of the exam.
Type: Transvaginal Tissue, Thyroid, Testicular Doppler, Renal, Soft, Carotid, Venous
Preparation: No preparation is needed
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