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1314 East Walnut Street - Post Office Box 760 - Washington, Indiana 47501- (812) 254-2760
You will report to the admitting office (main hospital entrance). Then report to Radiology. Someone from Ultrasound will be with you as soon as possible.
This test uses sound waves to take images of your gallbladder. This scan is safe and painless. There is no radiation involved.
Do not have anything to eat or drink for at least 6 hours prior to this examination. Medicines may be taken with water only.
This examination usually takes about 30 minutes. A water-based gel will be applied over your abdomen. A plastic device called a transducer will be moved over your abdomen to obtain the necessary images for the Radiologist.
You may resume all normal activities after the test. Follow up with your attending physician to discuss results. Results usually are available to the physician in 2 business days.
Please call (812) 254-8851 to talk with one of the Ultrasound Technologists if you have any questions.