Imaging for a clearer view
Griffin Hospital's ultrasound suite consists of two private examination rooms equipped with advanced ultrasound imaging units.
Our staff consists of highly trained, nationally certified sonographers through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Our sonographers are highly competent and skilled in performing abdominal, gynecological, small parts, intra-operative, vascular, and breast ultrasound examinations. Interventional ultrasonography procedures, such as biopsies and aspirations, are routinely performed. We are proud to announce that both of our ultrasound suites are accredited and recognized by the Joint Commission and the American College of Radiology (ACR). The department was awarded a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology for the areas of General Ultrasound, Breast Ultrasound, Gynecologic Ultrasound, Small Part Ultrasound, and Vascular Ultrasound. We ensure that each patient receives compassionate and individualized care. The Ultrasound Department offers such comforting amenities as warm blankets, the choice of music selection, and various types of aromatherapy during ultrasound examinations.
Philips iU22 Ultrasound for Pediatric imaging
This high-resolution scanner features a new level of distortion-free image display for clearer, more accurate readings by our experienced staff of technologists in pediatric imaging.
Preparation for ultrasound examinations
The Ultrasound Department at Griffin Hospital would like to provide exam preparations in order to facilitate your visit. It is our hope that this will assist you if you have any questions about preparing for your ultrasound. If you should have any further questions, please call the Ultrasound Department at (203) 732-7270.
Breast Ultrasound/Breast Biopsy/Breast Aspiration
If an ultrasound or mammogram was done at an outside facility or doctors office, please bring the films with you to your appointment.
Abdomen/Aorta/Renal Artery Doppler Ultrasound
Please do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum for 6-8 hours prior to your examination. If you have an early morning appointment, please refrain from eating or drinking from midnight the night before. This allows the sonographer to get the clearest and most diagnostic images for interpretation. If you must take medication in the morning, drink small sips of water only.
Please drink 24 ounces of water (1) hour prior to your scheduled appointment. Be sure not to empty your bladder before your test.
Do not wear turtlenecks or high collar shirts.
As a member of a patient focused team, our department works very closely with highly skilled Radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, oncologists, state licensed mammographers, and radiological technologists who are all committed to the health and wellness of those we serve.