What is ultrasound?

Ultrasound (sonography) is an imaging modality that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to provide cross-sectional images of soft tissue structures, such as the liver, kidneys, thyroid, and other organs of the body. An ultrasound exam is obtained using real-time imaging without being exposed to ionizing radiation. The images provide more accuracy in assisting with diagnostic procedures and deliver valuable information when diagnosing a variety of diseases and conditions.

Exams offered include but are not limited to:

  •  Abdomen
    • Pancreas
    • Liver, including elastography
    • Gallbladder
    • Spleen
    • Kidneys, including transplants
    • Bladder
  • Small parts
    • Thyroid
    • Neck
    • Scrotum
    • Superficial structures
  • Pediatrics
    • Pyloric stenosis
    • Neonatal heads
    • Spines
  • OB/GYN
    • Uterus and ovaries (transvaginal)
    • Fetal assessments
  • Ultrasound guidance for invasive procedures

Equipment:

American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited General Electric (GE) ultrasound imaging system

Staff:

All of our sonographers are required to be credentialed in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Abdomen through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Our radiologists and sonographers strive to communicate effectively to provide the highest quality of patient care.

Locations and hours of service:

All sites are accredited and follow the ACR protocols for our exam standards.

  • J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital: 24/7
  • Physician Office Center: 7:30 am – 4 pm
  • University Town Centre: 8 am – 5:30 pm
  • Cheat Lake Physicians: 8 am – 4:30 pm
  • Fairmont (Gateway Connector): 8 am – 4:30 pm

Scheduling: 304-598-4253