Gateway Diagnostic Imaging offers high-quality ultrasound services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at an accessible price. Learn more about receiving a diagnostic ultrasound and what you can expect from Gateway Diagnostic Imaging.

What Is An Ultrasound?

An ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of your organs, tissues, and other structures inside your body. While many people are familiar with pregnancy ultrasounds, you can also get an ultrasound to diagnose or assess many conditions, including gallbladder disease, thyroid issues, joint inflammation, and blood flow issues.

Ultrasounds are non-invasive, painless, and don’t use any radiation. Because ultrasound relies on sound waves, it has some limitations. Ultrasounds don’t create good images of structures deep inside your body or anything hidden by bone, such as your head. CT scans, MRI scans, and X-Rays can be better options for these areas.

What To Expect During An Ultrasound

To prepare for your ultrasound, you’ll be asked to remove or reposition any clothing or jewelry that covers the parts of your body being examined. The sonographer will apply gel to your skin, which helps the sound waves travel through your skin and into your body. Then, the sonographer will move a small, handheld device over your skin. This device, called a transducer, sends sound waves into your body, then catches the waves as they bounce back. This data is sent to a computer, which turns the sound waves into images.

While most ultrasounds are done externally, you may need an ultrasound done inside of your body to better see certain structures. At Gateway Diagnostic Imaging, we perform transvaginal ultrasounds.

Ultrasounds are generally painless and can be completed in 30 minutes to an hour.

Why You Should Choose Gateway Diagnostic Imaging For Your Ultrasound

Gateway Diagnostic Imaging makes getting a high-quality ultrasound quick, easy, and affordable. We offer extended hours at our 12 convenient locations, so you can get your ultrasound at a time and place that works best for you.

We keep our ultrasounds affordable by working with all major insurance companies, accepting CareCredit®, and offering financial assistance programs to ensure you can access the scans you need.

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Erica performed my ultrasound and she had a smile on her face, explained everything to me and made me comfortable. Erica seemed to really enjoy her job. The lobby and bathroom were very nice and clean as well.

Alecia G.

The staff was so nice and worked with me and my anxiety about getting my imaging done. They made sure I was aware of everything that was going to happen, and did it in such a kind manner that was so much more than they would understand. From checking-in to checking-out I was greeted and treated with so much care. Thank you CeCe and Sandy for helping, you are the best!!!

Kristen H.

From initial contact scheduling appointment thru the imaging process, everyone was courteous, helpful and prompt. I would highly recommend Gateway Diagnostic Imaging!

Rhonda M.