Do you struggle with a medical condition, injury, or unusual symptoms? If so, see the specialists at America First Urgent Care. The skilled medical doctors and nurse practitioners offer on-site ultrasounds at the Coppell office location on Thursdays. Call one of the offices in Coppell, Bedford, or Mesquite, Texas, or use the online booking feature today.
Ultrasounds are highly effective imaging procedures that use sound waves to create detailed images of the inside of your body. Such images provide valuable information your provider uses to diagnose possible medical issues and establish an appropriate treatment plan.
The America First Urgent Care team completes many ultrasounds by placing a transducer on the outside of your body. However, some ultrasounds require placing a small device inside the body.
America First Urgent Care offers on-site ultrasound at the Coppell location if you have symptoms or risk factors of:
An ultrasound can also guide needle placement during a biopsy or tumor treatment.
Your specialist reviews your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, and more. They also check your vital signs and complete a physical exam to determine if you’re a candidate for an ultrasound.
There’s usually no special preparation needed before you undergo an ultrasound, with a few exceptions. In some cases, your specialist asks you to avoid food and drink for a period of time before the ultrasound. Other times drinking water and having a full bladder is beneficial.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing or change into a hospital gown if asked to by your provider. Remove any jewelry if necessary.
For some ultrasound procedures, you can take a sedative to help you feel more relaxed.
During an ultrasound, you lie on an exam table or rest in a comfortable, reclining chair. Your specialist applies a gel to the areas being examined and slides a transducer on the outside or inside of your body to create sound-wave images.
As sound waves bounce off specific areas of your body, they send and capture images on a computer screen.
The time it takes to complete an ultrasound varies depending on the type you undergo, but it usually lasts about 30-60 minutes. You can often return to typical daily activities immediately.
After you complete an ultrasound, your specialist reviews the results with you and determines which treatment is most appropriate. They may suggest rest, watchful waiting, additional diagnostic testing, medications, minor procedures, or care from another specialist.
Schedule an appointment at America First Urgent Care by phone or request one online today to determine if you’re a candidate for an on-site ultrasound.