FAQs: Diagnostic Ultrasound (Sonography)
What does it consist of?
- You may be asked to remove some or all of your clothes (those over the area of interest), a gown will be provided.
- The consultant radiologist drapes a cloth over any exposed areas that are not needed for the exam.
- The consultant radiologist applies a mineral oil-based jelly to your skin — this jelly eliminates air between the probe and your skin to help pass the sound waves into your body.
- He/she passes the probe over your skin to obtain the required images.
- You may be asked to change positions to get better looks at the area of interest.
- After the images have been acquired and measurements taken, the data is stored on a PACS system for reporting.
- The ultrasound gel is removed.
- You get dressed.
For more information visit NHS.UK: Ultrasound