What to Expect
Most ultrasound examinations are painless, fast, and easy. You will be positioned lying face-up on an examination table that can be tilted or moved. The radiologist or sonographer will apply some warm, water-based gel on your skin and then place the transducer firmly against your body, moving it back and forth over the area of interest until the desired images are captured.
There is usually no discomfort from pressure as the transducer is pressed against the area being examined. If scanning is performed over an area of tenderness, however, you may feel pressure or minor pain from the transducer.