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Ultrasound

BayCare Ultrasound Services in Tampa Bay

Typically, when you think of an ultrasound, your first instinct may be to associate it with pregnancy, but there is actually much more to an ultrasound. Ultrasounds serve as multifaceted imaging tools that are beneficial when diagnosing many different areas of the body for a multitude of conditions. If you’re interested in scheduling an ultrasound, please use our scheduling tool at the bottom of the page and select a location that is right for you.

What Exactly Is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is an imaging tool that uses high-frequency soundwaves to generate images of internal organs and other areas of your body. During the procedure, a gel and transducer is used to transmit the soundwaves. The soundwaves transmit from the transducer through the gel and then they ricochet back through the transducer, which are used to create the image you see on the technologist’s computer screen.

In addition to internal organs, ultrasounds can show your blood vessels and their blood flow. All of this information is important when diagnosing and treating many potential conditions. Ultrasounds have many other benefits, including that the procedure is painless, provides real time images, is noninvasive and does not use ionizing radiation.

How Many Types of Ultrasounds Are There?

There are many types of ultrasounds, including everything from abdominal to vascular. To see our full list of ultrasound services and learn more about them, please review the list at the bottom of the page.

How Do I Prepare for an Ultrasound?

Preparations depend on the type of ultrasound procedure you are undergoing. In some instances you may be asked to remove your jewelry and other metal objects. Others may call for you to wear a gown. Some may call for you to not eat or drink for an extended period prior to your appointment or may call for you to drink a large amount of water prior to your appointment. The team at BayCare will provide you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your particular exam.

Schedule an Ultrasound Today!

If you would like to schedule an ultrasound, please use our scheduling tool below or call (855) 269-4333. To find an imaging center near you, please view our locations.

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