The following Ultrasound scans are available at our Elizabethton office and Johnson City office: 
Abdomen I ABI I Aorta I Arterial Doppler I Bladder I Breast I Cartoid I Doppler I Extremity Non-Vascular I Echocardiogram I Gallbladder I Liver I Pelvic I Renal I Testicular I Thyroid I Transvaginal I Soft Tissue I Venous Doppler

What is an Ultrasound?  Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body. Health care professionals use them to view the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, liver and other organs. During pregnancy, doctors use ultrasound tests to examine the fetus. Unlike x-rays, ultrasound does not involve exposure to radiation.

During an ultrasound test, a special technician or doctor moves a device called a transducer over part of your body. The transducer sends out sound waves, which bounce off the tissues inside your body. The transducer also captures the waves that bounce back. Images are created from these sound waves.

Ultrasound Prep
Patient Instructions:

– Gallbladder, Liver, Abdominal or Aorta Ultrasound:
        Do not eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to exam, or exam will be rescheduled.

– Pelvis and Bladder Ultrasound:
        For pelvis, drink 42oz of clear liquids 1 hours prior to examination. Do not void.
        For bladder, drink 12oz of clear liquids 1 hour prior to examination. Do not void. 

– Other ultrasounds:
        No additional preparation is required.

Age Restrictions:
– General Ultrasound:     Age 16 or older
– Vascular Ultrasound:   Age 16 or older
– Echocardiogram:          Age 18 or older

Estimated Test Duration: 
30 minutes to 1 hour

*Patient will be charged a separate fee for echocardiogram reads from CVA*

If you have any questions regarding your upcoming appointment, call our Radiology department
at (423) 431-0315.