Having an ultrasound at CHOC Hospital

This short video will describe what you can expect during your child’s ultrasound in the Gregg and Celin Miller Radiology Department at CHOC Hospital.

After checking in at the front desk, you’ll be directed to the radiology department, right across from the admitting desk.

After filling out some paperwork in the radiology lobby, an aide will call your child back and explain what will happen during the procedure.

The ultrasound technologist will position your child on the exam table, move their clothes out of the way and place some warm gel on the area where the pictures will be taken.

Your child may have to change into a hospital gown if the ultrasound is in an area that is not easy to reach with clothing on.

The technologist will place a hand-held device on your child’s body and move it around to take the pictures

Your child will be encouraged to lie as still as possible.

An ultrasound doesn’t hurt and there is no radiation with an ultrasound exam.

An ultrasound typically takes between 10 and 30 minutes.

After the exam, the aide will walk you and your child out to the lobby and provide you with a contact card for your child’s doctor for follow up.