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Ultrasound

overview

Sonography

An ultrasound scan, or sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart. SDMI has all new 3D technology in our Ultrasound department, with Superb Microvascular Imaging, which vastly improves visualization of very small vessels.

Since sound waves are used rather than radiation, the procedure is extremely safe. Ultrasound scans are commonly used during pregnancy to produce images of the baby in the womb, but they can also be used to detect heart problems, examine other parts of the body such as the liver, kidneys and abdomen and help guide a surgeon performing some types of biopsy.

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frequently asked questions

How do I prepare for my ultrasound?

Being a simple procedure, ultrasounds require little to no preparation, with only a few exceptions:

  • For gallbladder exams, a doctor may require the patient not to ingest food or drink before the procedure.
  • For pelvic exams, a full bladder may be required for testing, so a doctor may ask the patient to drink up to six full glasses of water two hours before the exam without urinating.

What should I expect during my ultrasound?

Jewelry, watches, glasses and even clothing may need to be removed before the exam, requiring the patient to change into a hospital dressing gown.

Patients will be asked to lie on an examination table, where a special type of gel will be applied to keep sound-blocking air pockets from forming.

Once prepared, a trained technician called a sonographer will press a device called a transducer against the skin where the test is being performed to capture the image. The transducer emits a high-frequency sound (one that is inaudible to human ears) to send sound waves into the body that collect information by determining the size, shape and consistency of organs and soft tissues. This information is sent back to a computer that processes and forms the images. On average, ultrasounds can take anywhere from 30 minutes to up to an hour.

The radiologist and doctor will interpret the images in order to help diagnose and treat potential conditions. Once complete, normal activity can be resumed.

locations
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Blue Diamond

8945 Lindell Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139
COMING 4th Quarter 2021

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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North Las Vegas

1650 W. Craig Road Ste 100
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

Hours

Office Hours

8:30am – 4:30pm

X-Rays

Walk-In's Welcome

8:30am – 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Wait times and last patient checked in may vary based on volume.

Extended Hours

MRI: 8:30am - 8:00pm Monday-Friday

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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Galleria

800 N. Gibson Rd., Ste 110
Henderson, NV 89011

Hours

Office Hours

6:30am - 8:00pm

X-Rays

Walk-In's Welcome

8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Wait times and last patient checked in may vary based on volume.

Extended Hours

MRI: 7:00am - 8:00pm Monday-Friday

Mammography: Open at 6:30am Wednesday/Thursday Only

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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Anthem

2850 Siena Heights
Henderson, NV 89052
CD Available for Pick up

Hours

Office Hours

6:30am - 5:30pm

X-Rays

Walk-In's Welcome

7:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Wait times and last patient checked in may vary based on volume.

Extended Hours

MRI: 7:00am - 10:30pm Monday - Friday

8:30am - 1pm Saturday

 

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • PET/CT
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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Centennial Hills

6925 N. Durango Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89149

Hours

Office Hours

6:30am - 8:00pm

X-Rays

Walk-In's Welcome

8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Wait times and last patient checked in may vary based on volume.

Extended Hours

MRI: 7:00am - 11:00pm Monday-Friday

Mammography: Open until 7:30pm Wednesdays Only

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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Green Valley

4 Sunset Way, Bldg D
Henderson, NV 89014

Hours

Office Hours

6:30am - 8:00pm

X-Rays

Walk-In's Welcome

8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Wait times and last patient checked in may vary based on volume.

Extended Hours

MRI: 7:00am - 8:00pm Monday - Friday

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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Maryland Parkway

2950 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
CD Available for Pick up

Hours

Office Hours

6:30am - 7:30pm

X-Rays

Walk-In's Welcome

7:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Wait times and last patient checked in may vary based on volume.

Extended Hours

MRI: 7:00am - 8:00pm Monday - Friday

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • Interventional Radiology
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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Northwest

2767 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
CD Available for Pick up

Hours

Office Hours

6:30am - 5:30pm

X-Rays

Walk-In's Welcome

7:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday

Wait times and last patient checked in may vary based on volume.

Extended Hours

MRI: 8:30am - 1:00pm Saturday

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional Radiology
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • PET/CT
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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LV Medical District

800 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Hours

Office Hours

6:30am - 7:30pm

X-Rays

Walk-In's Welcome

8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Wait times and last patient checked in may vary based on volume.

Extended Hours

MRI: 7:00am - 8:00pm Monday-Friday

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • PET/CT
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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Southwest

9070 W. Post Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
CD Available for Pick up

Hours

Office Hours

6:30am - 8:00pm

X-Rays

Walk-In's Welcome

8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Wait times and last patient checked in may vary based on volume.

Extended Hours

MRI: 7:00am - 10:30pm Monday - Friday

8:30am - 1pm Saturday

Ultrasound: Wednesday's only open until 7:00pm

featured services

  • 3D Mammography
  • CT
  • Dexa Scan
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray