In the majority of cases, Ultrasound will be performed by a sonographer and in some instances a radiologist (doctor). If a procedure is being performed, you may be accompanied by a sonographer (providing the scanning) and a radiologist (doctor performing the procedure).
Patients’ are generally required to change into a gown and lie on the examination bed in the Ultrasound room. A gel is applied to the skin in the area of the body being studied. This enables the ultrasound probe to transmit and receive soundwaves effectively and provide clear pictures. Only the required amount of pressure to obtain clear pictures is used and generally ultrasound is completely painless.