Information for Patients
"How is an Ultrasound done?"
Most diagnostic ultrasounds are done with the patient lying on an examination bed. You may be asked to roll on to your left or right side, raise an arm or to hold your breath to better visualise certain organs. The sonographer may have to apply some firm pressure to help identify more obscure structures. Vascular and musculo-skeletal examinations require the patient to sit or stand for brief periods.