What to expect
Depending on which body part is being examined, you may be asked to remove your clothes and be given a gown to wear. During the test, you will sit or lie on an examining table. The technologist will spread a clear, water-based gel over the area to be tested, and then slide a wand, called a transducer, over the spot. You will remain still during the exam. You may be asked to change position or hold your breath.
How to prepare
Most ultrasounds don’t require any special preparation. If you are having an ultrasound of your abdomen, your doctor may tell you to fast for a certain period of time before the procedure.
Getting your results
The technologist is not permitted to discuss test results with you. A radiologist will interpret the study and forward results to your doctor. You can also view your results at MyLGHealth, a safe, secure online tool.