High Resolution Ultrasound

High resolution small parts ultrasound is most frequently utilized to evaluate for possible abnormalities in the thyroid and parathyroid glands, in the scrotum and testis, in the breast, and occasionally at other superficial sites of possible abnormality. The study not only allows visualization and characterization of abnormalities, but can also be utilized to guide fine needle aspirations and biopsies of possible abnormalities.

Exam Preparation

No special preparation is necessary.

How is my exam performed?

​The patient lies on a scanning table with the area to be examined exposed. The Radiologist or ultrasonographer (technologist who performs the exam) will put a warm water-based gel on the skin surface which helps to transmit sound waves by excluding air. An instrument called a transducer, which is about the size of a microphone, will be moved over the skin surface to obtain the diagnostic images.

How long will the exam take?

These exams typically take approximately 30 minutes.

​Will it hurt?


Exam Results

Upon completion of the exam, a radiologists will interpret your exam and produce a report.