Ultrasound

Ultrasounds Kansas City

At Clarity Care you and your doctor will receive the clearest ultrasound images paired with a precise report from our subspecialty radiologists, allowing for effective diagnosis and procedure planning.

What is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to create real-time images of your internal organs, blood vessels, and soft tissues. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, ultrasounds do not involve any radiation, making them a safe and preferred choice for various diagnostic and monitoring purposes.

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When is an Ultrasound scan beneficial?

Ultrasound excels in a wide range of diagnostic and monitoring applications, including:

  • Abdominal Imaging: Examining liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, detecting gallstones, tumors, cysts.
  • Vascular Imaging: Identifying blood clots, blockages, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging: Examining muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and soft tissue for injuries and tumors.
  • Breast Imaging: Assisting in lump evaluation and differentiating cysts from solid masses in conjunction with mammography.
  • Procedures: Realtime ultrasound guidance makes procedures safe and precise.
What should I expect during an ultrasound at Clarity Care?

During an ultrasound, high frequency sound waves are used to create images of the inside of the body. In addition to being non-invasive and painless, you can expect the following when undergoing an ultrasound:

  • Preparation: Depending on the type of ultrasound you are having, you may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for a period of time prior to the procedure. You may also be asked to wear a medical gown so that the technician can easily access the area being examined.
  • Gel application: A clear, water-based gel will be applied to the skin over the area being examined. The gel helps the ultrasound transducer (a handheld device that emits sound waves) make contact with the skin and transmit the sound waves efficiently.
  • Transducer movement: The technician will move the ultrasound transducer over the skin in the area being examined. The transducer sends and receives sound waves, which bounce off internal structures and create real-time images on a monitor.
  • Communication: The technician may ask you to change positions or hold your breath during the ultrasound to obtain different views or clearer images. You may also be able to see the images on the monitor and ask questions about what you are seeing.
  • Duration: Ultrasound procedures typically last between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the area of the body being examined and the complexity of the imaging needed.
  • Discomfort: Ultrasound imaging is generally painless and does not involve any radiation exposure. However, you may experience slight discomfort if the technician presses the transducer firmly against your skin to get a clearer image of certain structures.
  • Results: The images obtained during the ultrasound will be reviewed by one of Clarity Care's highly trained radiologists or health care providers who can interpret the results.
What can I expect during an Ultrasound scan at Clarity Care?

Ultrasound scans, which are safe and painless, use a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the inside of your body. When undergoing an Ultrasound, you can expect the following:

  • Preparation: Before an Ultrasound scan, you may be asked to remove any metal objects, jewelry, or clothing that contains metal as it may interfere with the imaging process. You will also be asked to wear a medical gown for the procedure.
  • Contrast dye: In some cases, a contrast dye may be injected into a vein to help enhance the images taken during the Ultrasound scan, This dye may cause a warm sensation or a metallic taste in the mouth, but these side effects are usually temporary.
  • The scan: During the Ultrasound scan, you will lie on a table that slides into the Ultrasound machine, which is a large, tunnel-like structure. The machine will make loud knocking or buzzing sounds during the scan (so you may be given earplugs or headphones to block out the noise). It is important to remain still during the scan to ensure clear images.
  • Duration: Ultrasound scans can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more, depending on the area of the body being scanned and the complexity of the imaging needed.
  • After the scan: Once the Ultrasound scan is complete, you will be able to resume normal activities. The images will be reviewed by one of Clarity Care's highly trained radiologists, who will interpret the results and send a report your healthcare provider.
Why choose Clarity Care for your Ultrasound scan?
  • Advanced technology: We utilize cutting-edge ultrasound machines for exceptional image clarity and detail.
  • Expert professionals: Our highly trained sonographers ensure a comfortable and efficient examination.
  • Real-time results: Get immediate insights into your health with our real-time imaging capabilities.
  • Safe and non-invasive: No radiation exposure makes ultrasounds suitable for various applications.
Do you want Clarity in pricing?

At Clarity Care, we aim to make your experience as transparent and easy as possible. That's why we offer both standard prices for those with insurance and cash prices for those without insurance.

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Where is Clarity Care located?

Clarity Care Imaging & Specialty Care is at 9040 Quivira Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Our center is conveniently located just north of Oak Park Mall with easy access from much of the Kansas City area including Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Merriam, Mission, Leawood and Prairie Village.

Is a doctor's order required for a Ultrasound?

Yes, a doctor's order is required. If your doctor ordered an ultrasound for you, call Clarity Care today to discuss your estimated out-of-pocket costs and schedule an appointment at our Lenexa location. We are committed to providing exceptional care and personalized attention to help you achieve optimal health.

Please note: Ultrasounds are non-invasive and do not use ionized radiation (unlike X-rays and CT scans). There are no known harmful effects when used properly.

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