Patients who come to Pennsauken Diagnostic Center for ultrasound - a non-invasive, diagnostic tool using high-frequency sound waves to generate tissue and organ images, receive compassionate care in our state-of-the-art facility. Results are prepared by one of our highly trained ultrasound technologists and interpreted by one of our knowledgeable and experienced board-certified radiologists. We welcome any questions and provide ultrasound instructions. Referring physicians and attorneys receive results quickly, generally within 24 - 48 hours.
Patients coming to Pennsauken Diagnostic Center for an ultrasound receive the care and understanding they deserve, making the process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Patients may need to loosen or remove a certain piece of clothing, put on a hospital gown, or use draping. You may be asked to remove any jewelry or objects that may interfere with the scan.
Depending on the area being scanned, patients lie down on an exam table, either on their back or side. The room will be darkened for enhanced viewing on the computer monitor.
A lubricating gel is placed on the skin and/or on a handheld device (transducer), which easily glides over the skin to obtain clear images. This allows sound waves to move through the body, bounce off a dense object - just like an echo, and return to the transducer. In some cases, you may be asked to hold your breath.
Most ultrasound scans are done within 30 minutes, with no down time, allowing the patient to resume normal activities.