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Women's Imaging Center in Lake Forest, IL

Ultrasound imaging is a safe, noninvasive medical test that provides images of your internal organs, allowing health care providers to evaluate and diagnose conditions. At Mass Medical Imaging in Lake Forest, Illinois, the team uses ultrasound testing to evaluate the breasts, thyroid, and abdominal and pelvic area. They use cutting-edge equipment and take a personalized approach to care. To learn more about ultrasound testing at Mass Medical Imaging, call or book an appointment online today.

Ultrasound Q & A

What is ultrasound imaging?

Ultrasound imaging is a medical test that uses sound wave technology to create images of your internal organs. 

Using an ultrasound wand, your radiology technician at Mass Medical Imaging sends sound waves into your body. These sound waves bounce off your organs and back to the wand, which sends the information to a computer that translates the sound into moving images. 

Ultrasound imaging is safe and painless and is one of the primary imaging tools used during pregnancy. 


When would I need an ultrasound?

Your healthcare provider may recommend an ultrasound to diagnose a condition or evaluate your organs. The team at Mass Medical Imaging performs ultrasounds of the:

  • Breast
  • Thyroid
  • Abdominal area
  • Pelvic area

Mass Medical Imaging is a state-of-the-art imaging center that specializes in breast health. They use ultrasound testing to screen for breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue following a mammogram screening. 

For this test, they use automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), which uses high-frequency ultrasound technology to get detailed images of the breast tissue. ABUS can find small tumors not identified during a mammogram.


What can I expect during an ultrasound?

You can expect personalized and attentive care at Mass Medical Imaging during your ultrasound. The specifics of your test depend on the reason for your imaging and the part of the body being tested.

The team first has you change into an exam gown. Then, you sit on the ultrasound chair or lie back on the table for the test. The radiology technician applies a gel to your skin, which helps with the ultrasound wand's movement and improves the images' quality.

You may feel some pressure during your ultrasound but no pain. Most ultrasounds take less than an hour.


What happens after an ultrasound?

You can resume your normal routine following your ultrasound at Mass Medical Imaging unless directed otherwise by your primary care provider. The team sends your images to the radiologist, who examines the test and generates a report for your provider.

Mass Medical Imaging works quickly, so you get results fast. Your provider will contact you after they get the ultrasound report to discuss your results and the next steps.

Mass Medical Imaging has open availability for ultrasound testing. Call the imaging center today or schedule your ultrasound test online.