Patients seen by Edina Family Physicians have the
convenience of having their ultrasound performed right here at
our location. In addition, we also serve patients from outside
affiliated clinics. Our Sonographer is a Registered Diagnostic
Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and a Registered Vascular
Ultrasound is a simple, safe, painless diagnostic
procedure that bounces high-frequency sound waves off parts of
the body and captures the returning "echoes" as images. There is
no injection or radiation exposure associated with ultrasound.
We perform general ultrasound exams as well as vascular exams.
These exams include:
All Abdominal Organs
(liver, kidney, pancreas, gallbladder etc.)
Pelvic (trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal)
Venous Doppler (upper and lower extremities)
Arterial Doppler (upper and lower extremities)
Preparation for your ultrasound will depend on the type of exam.
When we are scheduling your appointment, our staff will provide
you with the specific instructions for your exam and review your
health and insurance information.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled exam time.
You will lie on a cushioned table and gel will be applied to
your skin; the gel acts as a conductor.
A transducer, a hand-held device that sends and receives
ultrasound signals, is moved over the area of your body being
Images instantly are captured on a television-like monitor and
transferred to film or videotape for a radiologist to review and
Depending on the type of exam, it can take anywhere from 20-60
When you have your
study done with Edina Family Physicians, your digital films are
transmitted electronically to our certified radiologist for
reading. Your diagnostic report and results are sent to your
physician by the next business day.
In some cases, if
your physician feels your study is of an emergent nature, we
have the ability to have the radiologist read and report it to
your physician immediately. This allows your physician to
contact you and manage your care that same day.
Our ability to provide complete ultrasound services within our
location gives our patients a great deal of convenience and
peace of mind. We are one of the few privately owned facilities
to offer this service.