Vascular Ultrasound

What is a vascular ultrasound?

Ultrasound, also known as sonography, uses sound waves to produce images. Physicians use this simple, effective procedure to help with a variety of evaluations, diagnoses, and treatment plans. Vascular ultrasound, which focuses on the veins and arteries, provides images of blood flow direction and patterns. Ultrasound does not require radiation or dyes. Learn more about vascular 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?

  • If you are scheduled for a renal artery ultrasound, do not eat or drink anything for at least 12 hours before your scheduled appointment.
  • There are no dietary or other restrictions for other vascular ultrasound exams.
  • Dress comfortably. You may be asked to undress from the waist down and wear a hospital gown.

What should I expect at my ultrasound appointment?

  • Please allow 30-90 minutes, depending on which vascular ultrasound is being performed, for your 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 scan area to help obtain the images.
  • A transducer (wand-like instrument) will be moved along the vessel pathways of area being scanned.
  • 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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