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Ultrasound at Winchester Hospital

Ultrasound, or sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to get images of the inside of your body. At Winchester Hospital, our doctors use ultrasound tools to look at the many internal structures in your body.

Ultrasound doesn’t use radiation, and it is non-invasive. Research shows that ultrasounds are a harmless way to see the inside of the body, even for someone who is pregnant.

Preparing for Your Ultrasound

Though ultrasounds require minimal preparation, there are a few things to keep in mind when receiving an ultrasound.

Before Your Ultrasound

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. You may need to change into a hospital gown. 

During Your Ultrasound

A sonographer, or ultrasound specialist, applies a warm gel to your skin. They then use a small wand, called a transducer, and move it over your skin. The transducer sends soundwaves that produce images. The gel helps improve the quality of images by maximizing contact between the skin and transducer.

Most ultrasounds last between 15 and 60 minutes. The exact timing depends on which type of exam your doctor requested.

After Your Ultrasound

A specialist reviews your ultrasound images and talks with your doctor. Your doctor then discusses your results with you and answers any questions you have.

If you have questions about your exam, call us at 781-756-2342.

Conditions We Treat

Our doctors use ultrasound to detect health problems in any of these areas:
  • Abdominal organs including the liver and kidneys
  • Blood vessels
  • Brain
  • Abdominal organs including the liver and kidneys
  • Blood vessels
  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Eyes
  • Heart
  • Muscles
  • Skin
  • Thyroid

Related Locations

Main Street Professional Building
Main Street Professional Building Address Icon 1021 Main Street
Suite 104
Winchester, MA 01890
Unicorn Park
Winchester Hospital Outpatient Center at Unicorn Park Address Icon 200 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801 

Services & Specialities

Providers from specialty areas across our hospital may order an ultrasound as part of your diagnosis or treatment plan. We collaborate with these providers to get you on your way to improved health.