Has your doctor prescribed and ultrasound and you are wondering what it is? Do you think the only time ultrasound is used is during pregnancy?
According to the Mayo Clinic, “an ultrasound is an imaging method that uses high frequency sound waves to produce relatively precise images of the structure within your body.” Ultrasound is non-invasive and provides valuable information that can be used when diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases.
Most commonly used to assess fetal growth during a pregnancy, ultrasound can be used for a variety of reasons. It is also used to diagnose disease or abnormalities of the gallbladder, spleen, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, thyroid, scrotum, breast, prostate, and many more. Different ultrasounds require different preparations from fasting to a full bladder.
For specific information on certain times of ultrasound exams, visit our PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT section of our website. There, click on the EXAM PREPARATION menu option. Then, click on the WOMEN’S IMAGING SERVICES link (yes, we know we have the preps under “women”!).
Recent research revealed that in southeast Louisiana, a standard level one ultrasound average charges to Medicare ranged from $403 – $1,080. At DIS, the average is $294.86.
Average lower charges mean lower fees charged to a health insurance deductible you may have.
Same exam. Same quality. Lower cost. Yes, it’s possible in health care.
Ultrasound is performed at all of our locations. Say YES and spend LESS at DIS.