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Ultrasound/ Echocardiography


Location:

We are located on the first floor between the Emergency Department and Lab. Drive around past the ED entrance and turn Right into the Diagnostic Imaging parking lot. There is an Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging entrance that will bring you directly into the Registration area. 


Hours of Operation:

Ultrasound procedures and Echocardiograms are performed Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:30pm. 


Procedure Information:

A physician's order is REQUIRED for your Ultrasound/Echo to be performed.

Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the body.

Echocardiography uses sound waves to image the heart.

Certain procedures performed in Ultrasound, such as Biopsies or drainages also need to be scheduled with Outpatient Surgery. If you are unsure, please ask at the time of scheduling.

The following are common Ultrasound procedures and their preps:

No Prep:
Carotid Doppler 
Venous Doppler 
Thyroid 
Testicle (Scrotum) 
Echocardiogram 
Breast 
Biopsy 
Thoracentesis 
Arterial Doppler 
Spinal Canal 
Amniocentesis 
Peritocentesis 
Cyst Aspiration 
Extremity Non-Vascular 
Percataneous drainage/Catheter placement 
Placenta Localization 
Pleural Effusion 
Prostate Scan 
Trans Vaginal Scan

Nothing To Eat or Drink After Midnight:
Abdominal complete or limited 
Renal (Kidneys) 
Right Upper Quadrant 
Gallbladder 
Aorta 
Spleen 
Liver

Full Bladder:
Pelvis 
Pregnancy 
Bladder Scan 
Biophysical Profile 
Pregnancy for Position



For additional information, please feel free to contact Diagnostic Imaging by phone 276.236.1680 or email. 



Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology Services at TCRH