Ultrasound is an imaging method that utilizes sound waves to create pictures of the inside of your body. Ultrasound has a long track record of safety. It does NOT utilize ionizing radiation like other medical imaging options. Unlike thermography, ultrasound is an anatomical test – looking at structure. It can be used alongside other imaging techniques to detect abnormalities.

Ultrasound Offerings:

Diagnostic (physician ordered) & Screening (self-ordered) available

Examination of one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) breasts and underarms, screening for lumps, fibrous tissue, fibroadenomas, cysts, enlarged lymph nodes, and more. We recommend bilateral breast ultrasounds unless you have had a previous abnormality that is being monitored in a specific area only.

Evaluates the thyroid for tumors, nodules, cysts, goiter, and evidence of  autoimmune thyroiditis.​

Check the carotid arteries, the arteries that supply blood to the brain, for narrowing or blockages.

Choose between Complete Abdomen and Limited Abdomen. Complete Abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, bile duct, pancreas, both kidneys, spleen, abdominal aorta, and inferior vena cava.  A Limited Abdomen (RUQ) is just the Right Upper Abdomen to assess liver and gallbladder.

Evaluates the kidneys for cysts, tumors, abscesses, obstructions, fluid collection and infection within or around the kidneys.​

Includes the uterus, ovaries, cervix, & right and left adnexa. May be performed transabdominal (probe used across the lower abdomen) or transvaginal (probe inserted vaginally) or both.

Recommended for those at risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which can be life threatening and may not present with any pain or symptoms.

Evaluate lumps/concerns in the scrotum or testicles.

First trimester (dating/viability ultrasounds) and 20-week fetal anatomy ultrasounds available. Limited third trimester ultrasounds available.

Evaluation of superficial soft tissue masses


  • Thyroid – $175
  • Full/Bilateral Breasts – $250
  • Single/Unilateral Breast – $200
  • Complete Abdomen – $250
  • RUQ Abdomen – $200
  • Abdominal Aorta – $175
  • Soft Tissue Mass – $200
  • Carotids – $175
  • Kidney & Bladder – $200
  • Pelvic – $250
  • Scrotum/testicular – $225
  • Obstetrics – 
      • 1st trimester/dating/viability – $215
      • 20 week anatomy – $250

Our office does NOT bill insurance. If you have an order for your scan from your physician (diagnostic exam), we can provide you with an itemized bill that you can use to seek reimbursement from your insurance. For screening exams (self-referred) we can only provide a general service receipt.

Preparing for your Ultrasound

  • Not all ultrasound screenings require preparation. If your scan is NOT listed below, there is no action that needs to be taken prior to exam. If your exam IS listed, please take note of the following instructions:
        • Abdomen & Abdominal Aorta –  No eating, drinking, chewing, or smoking after midnight the night before the exam OR a minimum of 8 HOURS prior to exam. If medically necessary, medications may be taken with a small sip of water.
        • Renal & Bladder – Hydration is recommended
        • Pelvic – One to two hours prior to your exam, drink 32 ounces of water. Please have a FULL BLADDER (do not empty your bladder before your exam). 
        • Breast – Bring last mammogram or ultrasound report with you (if available). If breastfeeding, please nurse/pump at least 1 hour prior to exam. 
        • Obstetric FIRST TRIMESTER – Please have a full bladder (do not empty bladder prior to your exam).  


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If you have a physician's order for your ultrasound, please have it faxed to 515-608-7507 or bring a copy with you to your appointment.

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