Category: Ultrasound

Is My Ultrasound Covered By Insurance?

Although ultrasounds are the second most commonly prescribed imaging scan (after X-rays), only a small fraction of them and other pregnancy-related health-care costs are completely covered by insurance companies.

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How to Prepare for an Ultrasound

Your doctor may tell you to fast for eight to 12 hours before your ultrasound, especially if you’re receiving an abdominal ultrasound. Undigested food may block the sound waves, making it difficult for the technician to get a clear picture.

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Frequently Prescribed Imaging Scans

Different types of scans are used for different conditions, and the kind of scan your doctor orders will depend on your symptoms. Imaging scans are relatively safe and carry minimal risks, but you'll feel more prepared if you know what to expect.

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How Do Ultrasounds Work?

An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. It’s very good at looking at the soft tissues […]

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Sonogram vs. Ultrasound

Oftentimes, the terms “sonogram” and “ultrasound” are used interchangeably. However, there’s a difference between the two: An ultrasound is a tool used to take a […]

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What is a sonogram?

Unlike x-rays, ultrasounds don’t use any radiation. An ultrasound can also show parts of the body in motion, such as a heart beating or blood flowing through blood vessels.

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Getting a Scan While Pregnant

Updated: February 16th, 2021 During pregnancy, doctors recommend undergoing some form of medical imaging to check for any abnormalities, determine future courses of medical care, […]

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