Abdominal Ultrasound

What is an abdominal ultrasound?

Ultrasound, also known as sonography, uses sound waves to produce images of your internal organs and other internal structures. Physicians use this simple, effective procedure to help with a variety of diagnoses. Ultrasound does not require radiation or dyes. Learn more about abdominal ultrasound.

Where is the Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Center located?

We are located on the north side of the Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto campus.

Where should I park?

Park in the lot by the Outpatient Diagnostics/Cancer Center/Women's Center entrance. This parking lot is located on the north side of campus. View a map of the campus.

What entrance should I use?

Enter the hospital through the Outpatient Diagnostics/Cancer Center/Women's Center entrance. View a map of the campus.

What do I need to bring?

Bring a photo ID, your insurance card, and your co-pay (if required).

How should I prepare?

  • Do not eat or drink anything for 6–8 hours before your ultrasound.
  • Dress comfortably. You may be asked to undress from the waist up and wear a hospital gown.

What should I expect at my ultrasound appointment?

  • Please allow 1 hour for your ultrasound appointment.
  • A sonographer will ask you some basic questions, then position you on an exam table.
  • The sonographer will apply a gel to the skin over the abdomen to help obtain the images.
  • A transducer (wand-like instrument) will be used to scan your abdominal area.
  • During the scan, you may be asked to remain still, change positions, hold your breath, or do simple breathing exercises.
  • After the scan, the sonographer will wipe the gel from your skin.

How will I get my results?

A radiologist will interpret the images, write a report, and deliver the results your doctor via our internal computer system.

Whom do I call if I need more information?

If you need any other information, call us at 662-772-3128 between the hours of 8 a.m – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Contact Us

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

7601 Southcrest Parkway
Southaven, MS 38671



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