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Ultrasounds

Ultrasounds

At Midwest Express Clinic, we are always looking for ways to better provide patients with convenient healthcare services. At our Mount Greenwood, Illinois, and Dyer, Indiana, locations, we are proud to now offer ultrasounds! An ultrasound, or sonography, is a great way for our physicians to safely get a glimpse of the body’s internal structures, helping accurately diagnose and treat various diseases or conditions.

What is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a safe imaging procedure that simply uses high-frequency sound waves to get a glimpse at specific organs or structures within the body. A simple hand-held device, called a transducer, is placed on the skin over the area to be examined. The sound waves travel through any soft tissue and fluids, but once it meets a denser surface, it bounces back, resulting in an image on the screen. While it seems similar to an x-ray, the procedure does not expose you to any radiation. There is typically no preparation necessary before an ultrasound, making it an easy walk-in procedure to have performed.

Ultrasound Services at Midwest Express Clinic

Our professional medical staff is here to provide ultrasound services for:

  • Abdominal Exams, including Kidneys, Gallbladders, Livers, Spleens, Pancreas, Aorta/IVC & Bladder
  • Thyroid Exams, including Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Neck Masses, Goiters, Thyroid Disease, Nodules & Cysts
  • Obstetric Exams, including Pregnancy Confirmation, Gender Reveals, 1st and 2nd Trimester – through 20 weeks, Size & Dates, Fetal Dopplers & Level 2 Surveys
  • Gynecological Exams, including Pelvic, Trans-abdominal, Trans-vaginal, Fibroids, IUD Placement Checks, Irregular Cycles, Heavy Bleeding, Menorrhagia, Ovarian Cysts & Polyps
  • Breast Ultrasounds, Unilateral or Bilateral
  • Cartoid/Abdominal Aorta Imaging
  • Renal/Renal Doppler
  • Follicular Studies & Infertility Evaluations
  • DVT LE Exams

At this time, we do not offer vascular, scrotal, or echo ultrasounds.
Don’t wait around for an appointment at a doctor’s office for an ultrasound.
Ultrasound appointments are available on the following days:

Mt. Greenwood, Chicago, IL: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
Dyer, IN: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Preparing For Your Ultrasound

Prior to your ultrasound appointment, do not eat, chew gum or smoke for six hours prior to your exam. If you are diabetic, you can have juice if needed. You may drink water as required and may take your medications normally.

Pelvis

Your bladder must be full for the exam. Please drink one liter of water or other clear, non-carbonated drinks, starting two hours before your appointment and finishing one hour prior to your appointment. DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER.

If you have a catheter, it must be clamped off before you start to drink. You may eat and take your medications.

Abdomen & Pelvis

Do not eat for 6 hours prior to your exam. If you are diabetic, you can have juice (if needed).

Your bladder must be full for the exam. Drink 28 ounces of water or other clear, non-carbonated drinks, starting two hours before your appointment and finishing one hour prior to your appointment. DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER.

1st Trimester Pregnancy

Your bladder must be full for the exam. Drink 28 ounces of water or other clear, non-carbonated drinks, starting two hours before your appointment and finishing one hour prior to your appointment. DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER.

You may eat and take your medications normally.

2nd or 3rd Trimester Pregnancy

Your bladder must be full for the exam. Drink 28 ounces of water or other clear, non-carbonated drinks, starting two hours before your appointment and finishing one hour prior to your appointment. DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER.

You may eat and take your medications normally.

Gender Reveals

Gender Reveal ultrasound are available starting at 14 weeks gestation.

One hour prior to exam please consume 26-28 ounces of fluid.

Images available on USB DRIVE and four 2D printed images will be provided at your choice.

Biophysical Profile

Within 30 minutes of your exam, drink sweetened juice or soda. You may eat and take your medications normally.

Any Other Ultrasound Studies

No preparation is required. You may eat, drink and take medications.

If you have additional questions about preparing for your ultrasound at Midwest Express Clinic, please contact our Dyer, Indiana, and Mt. Greenwood, Chicago, Illinois locations.

Contact our Mount Greenwood, Illinois, and Dyer, Indiana locations today for an appointment! We accept most major insurances, but we also offer affordable self-pay rates if necessary.

Our walk-in clinics are conveniently located in Blue Island, IL; Willowbrook, IL; Bradley, IL; Schererville, IN; Munster, IN; & Hammond, IN. We are open seven days a week from 9:00am to 9:00 pm; no appointment is necessary.

*Our Bradley, IL location is open Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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