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Abdomen, Renal, Pelvic, Scrotal Ultrasounds
What is Abdomen, Renal, Pelvic, Scrotal Ultrasounds?
What are Abdominal, Renal, Pelvic and/or Scrotal Ultrasounds?
Abdominal, Renal, Pelvic and Scrotal Ultrasounds are all simple, noninvasive tests that use sound waves to create a real-time image of the inside of the lower portion of the body—namely the abdomen, kidneys (renal), pelvic area or testicles (scrotal). While they all work the same way, the reason for each type of exam will differ.
Why would my physician recommend an Abdominal/Renal/Pelvic or Scrotal Ultrasound?
Your physician may recommend an Ultrasound in order to determine the cause of unexplained pains or symptoms or to follow up on a previously diagnosed condition in the lower portion of your body.
An Abdominal Ultrasound is used to evaluate the organs and blood vessels in the abdomen, including the gallbladder, kidneys, liver, pancreas and spleen.
A Renal Ultrasound is used to evaluate the kidneys, ureters and bladder.
A Pelvic Ultrasound is used to evaluate the female pelvis, including the uterus, cervix, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
A Scrotal Ultrasound can help evaluate disorders of the testicles, scrotum and epididymis in men.
What should I expect during an Abdominal, Renal, Pelvic and/or Scrotal Ultrasound?
If this is your first Ultrasound, you may not be sure what to expect. Not to worry, we are here to guide you every step of the way. During any of these Ultrasound exams, warm gel is placed over the area to be tested and a probe is gently passed back and forth on your skin over the area to create and pick up sound waves, which are converted into an image on a screen.
What should I expect after an Abdominal, Renal, Pelvic and/or Scrotal Ultrasound?
When the imaging is complete, the clear gel will be wiped off of your skin. If any is left on the skin, it will dry like a powder and will not stain or discolor your clothing. Once the exam is complete, you may resume your normal activity level.
How do I schedule an Abdominal, Renal, Pelvic and/or Scrotal Ultrasound with Fairfax Radiology?
Contact our Scheduling Department for an appointment:
Phone: 703.698.4488 Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm
Or click here to make an appointment request
Please have your written physician order and your insurance card in hand when making your appointment.
When are appointments offered for Abdominal, Renal, Pelvic and/or Scrotal Ultrasounds?