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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no adverse effects from repeated ultrasound exams.
The results will be discussed at the time of your visit.
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.
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.