The Victoria Women’s Center partners with Victoria Imaging to offer ultrasound to diagnose and assist with treatment of a number of health conditions. A breast ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that uses sound waves, not radiation, to produce images. A breast ultrasound is used to distinguish solid or fluid-filled areas within the breast, providing additional information to your physician. Ultrasound-guided biopsies and full-service ultrasound is also available.
Florida Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. All findings are reported to the practice via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement.
When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know:
- Your hospital, clinic or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards.
- The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
- The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
- The facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
If your insurance company requires a referral or authorization number for diagnostic testing, you MUST have the referral or authorization number with you at the time of your exam. If you arrive for your exam without this information, we will attempt to get the referral/authorization number from your physician’s office or insurance company, but please realize that your exam may need to be rescheduled. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time to fill out the necessary forms. It is important that you bring any previous films relating to your exam so that our doctors can properly evaluate your results. For your convenience, we have Spanish speaking employees.
Specific instructions are provided below for each procedure. Note that all medications may be taken. If you have questions about these preparations, please call us at (386) 740-4020.
- No prep required
Pelvic Ultrasound/1st Trimester OB Ultrasound
- Drink one quart (32 oz.) of liquid 1 hour before exam and do NOT use the bathroom. Your bladder must remain full for the exam.