FAQs

What is the training of the person who performs my ultrasound exam?

What should I expect during my scheduled ultrasound?

Do I need to drink a large amount of water in preparation for my sonogram?

Can I make an appointment for a 3D ultrasound?

Can multiple ultrasound exams be harmful to my baby?

When will I be told about the results of my ultrasound exam?

When will my doctor be informed of the results?

Can I bring guests with me?

 

What is the training of the person who performs my ultrasound exam?

We offer the highest level of training and expertise. As a fetal diagnostic center, North Shore-LIJ is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and staffed by registered ultrasonographers and board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
 

What should I expect during my scheduled ultrasound?

A registered ultrasound technician will ask you basic questions about the reason for your visit and will begin the ultrasound exam. After they present the images to the physician, the physician will perform a focused ultrasound exam, answer questions and make recommendations.
 

Do I need to drink a large amount of water in preparation for my ultrasound?

You do not need to drink or keep your bladder full for your sonogram. In some instances, we may ask you to drink water only after you arrive.
 

Can I make an appointment for a 3D ultrasound?

3D ultrasound is performed only when medically necessary, not as a keepsake image of your child. If we do a 3D ultrasound, however, we will provide you with an image to take home.
 

Can multiple ultrasound exams be harmful to my baby?

There are no adverse effects from repeated ultrasound exams.
 

When will I be told about the results of my ultrasound exam?

The results will be discussed at the time of your visit.
 

When will my doctor be informed of the results?

Results are faxed to your doctor on the day of the ultrasound exam. If there are abnormal findings or recommendations requiring immediate attention your physician will be called during your visit.
 

Can I bring guests with me?

You are welcome to bring a significant other. It is important to have someone accompany you if you are scheduled for a procedure such as amniocentesis. For the comfort of all our patients, we ask that you limit the number of additional guests to one. If you must bring a young child with you, please have another adult available so you can focus on the examination.

Your Baby's First Year

Your Baby's First Year

Giving birth at a North Shore-LIJ hospital? You'll receive Your Baby's First Year, edited by Steven P. Shelov, MD, of Cohen Children's Medical Center.

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