What to Expect from an Ultrasound

  • The examination usually takes less than 30 minutes.
  • The patient is positioned on an examination table and clear gel is applied to the abdomen or in the vagina. This improves conduction of sound waves and eliminates air between the transducer, a small plastic device that sends out sound waves and records them as they bounce back.

How to Prepare for an Ultrasound

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.