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When you arrive at the Medical Imaging Department, check in at the reception desk. The receptionist may ask you:
If your appointment is at Mount Sinai Hospital or Women's College Hospital, you will need to allow extra time before your appointment to get a card for that hospital.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so that we can process your paperwork. If you are late, your appointment may be subject to re-scheduling.
The ultrasound technologist (also called a sonographer) will call you when it's time for your scan. You'll then be asked to change into a hospital gown.
You'll be asked to lie down, and the ultrasound technologist or radiologist will apply a clear water-based gel to the part of your body being scanned. The ultrasound technologist or radiologist firmly rubs an ultrasound probe back and forth over the area until all the pictures are taken.
Please note: for transvaginal or transrectal examinations, the ultrasound probe is covered with a disposable cover before the probe is placed inside the vagina or rectum. For transvaginal examinations, the ultrasound probe can be inserted into the vagina by the patient, sonographer or radiologist.
The radiologist may or may not come into the room to examine you. Within a few days, however, the radiologist will write a report on what was found in your ultrasound images and send it to your electronic health record. Once it's in your health record, your doctor can then review the report and give you the results.
Please keep in mind that the ultrasound technologist can't give you the results when your scan is finished.