If you are struggling with discomfort in your abdomen, breasts, or pelvic area, you may be concerned that you have an underlying health issue requiring treatment. Ultrasound services can help you find answers and feel better in your body.

Dr. Evans at Sugar Land Medical Spa in Houston offers this preventive imaging to assess various health concerns that affect the abdominal area and other regions of the body.

What Is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain images from inside the body. Almost all ultrasounds are non-invasive, but some pelvic ultrasounds may be minimally invasive.

These diagnostic tests can help diagnose various health concerns, including ovarian cysts, thyroid conditions, spleen enlargement, cancer, and others.

Types of Ultrasound Imaging

  • Abdominal
  • Breast
  • Thyroid
  • Pelvic

How Do I Prepare?

One benefit of ultrasound services is that they require little to no preparation. Dr. Evans may ask you to fast beforehand for some ultrasounds, but this typically applies to abdominal ultrasounds.

Pelvic ultrasounds may require you to drink an increased amount of water and hold your urine until after the exam is complete. These preparations help Dr. Evans obtain more detailed imaging during your ultrasound procedure.

How Long Does the Exam Take?

Ultrasounds are usually brief procedures. Depending on the type of ultrasound, your imaging may take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour to complete. The length of your ultrasound will depend on the body part under examination and the number of images required.

Sugar Land Medical Spa: Helping You Live Better, Sexier, and More Fulfilled

Sugar Land Medical Spa offers a wide variety of female wellness treatments, from gynecological exams to aesthetic procedures. These include facials, hormone replacement therapy, body contouring, and annual wellness exams. Dr. Evans is a board-certified OB/GYN who focuses on women’s unique needs in a comforting and supportive environment. Contact our Houston office at (281) 277-7721 to schedule a consultation today.