Ultrasound - Chest

This test uses sound waves to create detailed images of the organs in the chest.




This test uses sound waves to create detailed images of the organs in the chest.



A chest ultrasound uses sound waves to create detailed images of the organs in the chest. This includes the:

  • Heart
  • Lungs

Your healthcare provider may order this test to explore:

  • Chest symptoms not related to your heart
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Other health issues

Here are some things you should know before having an ultrasound.

  • Your healthcare provider can tell you how to prepare.
  • They are usually painless. You may have some discomfort during the test if the area being examined is swollen or tender.
  • The test usually takes about 30 minutes.

During the test, a technician will move a probe over your chest.

  • The probe will be covered with a clear gel.
  • The gel helps send the sound waves to the computer.

The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • Why are you ordering this test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Ultrasound - Chest
Ultrasound
Chest Ultrasound
Chest Sonogram


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