Ultrasound Services in Bixby Knolls, Downtown Long Beach and Huntington Beach CA
Walk in today for ultrasound services with no appointment needed.
Need an ultrasound in the Long Beach, CA or Huntington Beach, CA area? The highly experienced staff at Reddy Urgent Care can help! You may think that ultrasound is only a tool related to pregnancy and to check on the health of a developing baby. Not true! Today, the technology has been developed to help doctors diagnose a variety of conditions.
An ultrasound can detect cancerous tumors, give doctors an idea of the health of an organ, and is used to investigate a range of other health concerns and symptoms.
What can I expect when I get an ultrasound at Reddy Urgent Care?
When you need an ultrasound at our clinic, you will be asked to remove any jewelry from the area that is being examined. You will likely be asked to remove some or all of your clothing, so we can get a clear look at the area with the ultrasound. You will be provided with a gown to change into, and then you will lay down onto the examination table for the actual ultrasound.
During the procedure, our ultrasound technician will apply some gel to the area being scanned. The gel prevents air pockets which can interfere with the machine’s ability to create images. The gel is water-based and can be easily removed from the skin or wash out of clothing. Our technician, known as a sonographer, will use a small, hand-held device and press it against the area being examined. This transducer will be moved around as needed to get the data it needs to create an image. The transducer sends sound waves into the area being looked at. When the sound waves bounce back, it sends this data to the computer which creates the pictures. In most cases, the ultrasound exam takes no more than an hour to complete.
When we are finished, you will change back into your clothes while our doctor reviews the images. They will then meet with you to show the pictures that have been captured and discuss with you what they see. You will then be given a copy of the ultrasound to take home. We can, at your request, forward this information to your regular doctor or specialist.
Reddy Urgent Care has three locations near you open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 9 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. No appointment is ever needed to receive an ultrasound at our urgent care centers.
We do ask you call ahead to ensure we have a provider and technician readily available so we can serve you in a timely manner.