Currently, Richmond Urgent Care provides Ultrasound services for our patients by appointment. Our “APCA” certified physician will perform the test and provide you with the report instantly.
Please call (804)615-5060 to schedule your ultrasound appointment.
What’s an ultrasound?
Medical sonography is the transmission of high-frequency sound waves into the body and the conversion of the reflections into images of organs within the body.
What are the different types of Ultrasound examination?
•Abdomen: to examine the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, pancreas, spleens and aorta
•Pelvis & trans-vaginal to examine the uterus, ovaries, urinary bladder and appendix
•Obstetric to examine a baby, uterus and ovaries
•Carotids to examine neck vessels for clots or narrowing which can lead to stroke
•Cardiac (heart): to examine the heart and its valves for evidence of abnormalities
•Thyroid to examine the thyroid gland for cysts, and tumors
•Extremities to check for clots in veins and arteries.
•Testicular/Scrotum to check for hernia, infection of epididymis, fluids or tumors.
•Transrectal to examine the prostate and lesions around the rectum
Is it safe to do an Ultrasound examination?
Yes, Ultrasound waves are not X-rays. These waves are safe for infants, pregnant women and patients in general.
Indications for ultrasound study
Extremities pain or swelling
Stroke/Dizziness or vertigo
Menstrual irregularities or bleeding
Thyroid diseases or swelling
Scrotal pain or swelling/ STD
What to do on the day of the exam?
•If you are coming for abdominal ultrasound, please do not drink or eat for 6 hours prior to the exam.
•For pelvic exam, please drink 20-36 ounces of fluids an hour prior to your arrival
When Can I get the result of the study?
You will get your report instantly since the procedure is performed by ultrasound certified physician, who will interpret the ultrasound exam and provides you with the report.