Three of the Most Common Ultrasound Exams

If your doctor sends you for an ultrasound, don’t be surprised. It’s a common type of imaging that takes a peek inside your body and can help your doctor figure out what’s going on. One of our most common ultrasound exams is of the gall bladder. If you have belly pain, especially on the right side, this exam can help with a diagnosis. Kidney ultrasound helps patients with back or flank pain discover if they have kidney stones. And a thyroid ultrasound is an important exam in diagnosing thyroid cancer. Here’s what you need to know about each and what to expect if your doctor says, “You need an ultrasound.”