Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the body’s organs. During an ultrasound procedure, a harmless, odorless, water-soluble gel is applied to a patient’s body in the area that will be examined. A probe is moved over the area, transmitting a sound wave. Returning echoes from the patient’s body strike the probe, producing vibrations that are transmitted as electrical signals to a computer monitor screen.
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial's Ultrasound Department offers state of the art multi-modality services. Imaging is available for GYN and emergency obstetrics (we do not do routine obstetric ultrasound services). Ultrasound can also detect blood clots in veins, and disease diagnoses in abdomen and pelvis regions. We also do carotid ultrasound and arterial studies.
Ultrasound is a safe, painless procedure with no known side effects or risks.
Ultrasounds are available at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday.
An appointment is required.