Soft tissue Ultrasound

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What is Soft Tissue Ultrasound?

Soft Tissue Ultrasound is an exam that evaluates palpable superficial nodules and bumps with sound waves. It can assist in diagnosing problems, such as cysts, masses or lymph nodes.

Exam Preparation

How to prepare for your Soft Tissue Ultrasound procedure?

Preparing for Soft Tissue Ultrasound typically involves a few key steps to ensure that the procedure is as effective and comfortable as possible. Here’s how you can prepare for it:

Your healthcare provider or Sono Center Medical Group will provide specific instructions on how to prepare for the ultrasound. Make sure to follow these instructions carefully.

There are no eating or drinking restrictions.

Take your regular medications as prescribed, unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.

A provider’s referral is required to schedule any imaging study. If you do not have a provider referral, Sono Center can assist with scheduling a telehealth consultation for you (independent healthcare provider belonging to an external network). If you have any relevant medical history, previous imaging results, or physician referrals, please bring them with you to the appointment.

Remember that the specific instructions for preparation can vary, so it’s important to follow the guidelines provided by your healthcare provider and Sono Center Medical Group. If you’re uncertain about any aspect of the preparation, don’t hesitate to contact us or your healthcare provider for clarification. If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort, please contact your healthcare provider immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

Do not schedule this exam if you have an open wound, have any skin discharge or any type of active skin infection such as cellulitis, folliculitis or shingles.

Ultrasound Procedure

What to expect during your Soft Tissue Ultrasound procedure?

Here’s what you can expect during your Soft Tissue Ultrasound:

Begin by wearing loose clothes. In some cases, we may ask you to change into a gown. You will be asked to lie on your back on an examination table and will need to expose the area of concern.

A clear, water-based gel is applied to the skin over the area that needs to be evaluated. This gel helps to create a smooth surface and facilitate the transmission of sound waves between the transducer and your skin.

The ultrasound technologist will use a handheld device called a transducer. The transducer emits high-frequency sound waves that are used to create images of the internal structures. The technologist will gently press the probe against your skin, on the soft tissue area being examined, while moving it around to obtain images from different angles. You may feel slight pressure or discomfort as the probe is maneuvered, but it shouldn’t be painful.

The technologist will capture images of the soft tissue area being examined, from various perspectives to ensure a comprehensive examination.

The technician might take screenshots or measurements of specific soft tissue areas of interest for later evaluation by a radiologist.

Once all the necessary images have been obtained, you may wipe off the gel from your skin. You can then go about your normal activities.

After the procedure, the images and findings of your soft tissues abnormalities will be reviewed by a radiologist, who will generate a report for your healthcare provider. We will share the report with you via a HIPAA compliant email, as well as fax the report to your healthcare provider. You must follow up with your healthcare provider to review your results. It is important for you to understand that you may have problems, disease, or abnormalities, but this study may not find them. You may need additional imaging or tests.

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