Mass General Imaging provides ultrasound services at many locations to help diagnose a wide range of conditions.
An ultrasound is a test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of internal organs such as the abdomen, liver, pelvis or blood vessels. The ultrasound machine gives off vibrations, which enter the body and then echo back, creating the ultrasound image.
Ultrasound imaging is non-invasive and does not use radiation. It is the gold-standard diagnostic exam for monitoring pregnancy. You can have a pregnancy ultrasound at Mass General Imaging up to 13 weeks of gestation. The Mass General Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology does fetal ultrasounds after 13 weeks.
Most ultrasound exams last 30 to 60 minutes.
Use these patient resources to learn more about getting an ultrasound at Mass General. You can contact us if you have any questions.