We have a very modern ultrasound machine onsite which allows us to perform abdominal, chest and pregnancy ultrasound. Ultrasound scanning is a painless procedure which uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. Most of our patients will not require sedation. However, if your patient is very anxious or painful, sedation may be helpful.

The hair on the abdomen or chest wall will need to be shaved prior to the ultrasound. This is necessary as the presence of hair obstructs the ultrasound waves and causes a blurred image.