What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that can create images of a body part using sound waves. The ultrasound machine can produce ultrasonic sound waves that bounce off your body parts. This will generate an image on the monitor. Most people are familiar with ultrasounds during pregnancies. Your radiologist will administer some gel on the skin of the area being examined, after which he or she will move a hand-held device over the skin. You can watch along on the monitor. If your doctor finds an abnormality, he or she can decide to take a biopsy.
After the procedure
If no abnormalities were found, you will be able to go home directly after the procedure.
Your practicing physician will discuss the results with you during your next consultation.