An ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to "see" inside the body. It can be used to study the heart or to help check the health of an unborn baby. Ultrasounds are also useful in helping diagnose many medical conditions, such as cancer, gallbladder disease, blood clots and eye disorders.
What to Expect during an Ultrasound
Ultrasounds are safe and painless. Most ultrasounds are done using a sonar device and gel on outside of your body, but there are some that involve placing a device inside your body.
How to Prepare for an Ultrasound
- Most exams require no preparation
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
- Follow the doctor’s instructions on eating or drinking prior to exam
- Some exams require a full bladder
Schedule an Ultrasound
You may schedule your ultrasound at Rochelle Community Hospital by calling 815-562-2181, ext. 1350. We must have your doctor’s order on file before your ultrasound may be scheduled.