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Health Services

Ultrasound

About

Ultrasound (also called sonography) is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to view and produce images of internal organs, tissue and blood flow inside the body. The images are created when sound waves are transmitted to the area of interest and the returning echoes are recorded. Our Ultrasound Department has a team of highly skilled and experienced sonographers. We utilize state of the art ultrasound equipment and techniques to provide the best diagnostic images for interpretation.

Services

Information
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment.
Appointment
  • Abdominal
  • Gynecologic
  • Obstetrical
  • Small parts
  • Neonatal
  • Pediatric
  • Aspirations
  • Biopsies

Who Can Be Seen Here

  • Active Duty Military
  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Plus
  • TRICARE Standard

Exam Preparation

Below are some of the exams performed here and their required preparation. If your exam is not listed or you have further questions please contact us for guidance.

  • Carotid
  • Lower extremity venous doppler
  • Upper extremity doppler
  • Spleen
  • Superficial lesion ultrasound
  • Testicular
  • Thyroid
  • Transvaginal

No preparation required

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Right upper quadrant
  • Abdominal aorta

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before your exam. You must fast a minimum of 6-8 hours prior to exam time.

  • Renal (kidney) ultrasound
  • Drink 16 ounces of water 1 hour before your exam.
  • DO NOT urinate.
  • Your bladder must be full to obtain optimal images.
  • Take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to the study.
  • Obstetrical ultrasound (complete/limited)
  • Pelvic ultrasound (transabdominal)
  • Drink 32 ounces of liquid (no soda or other carbonated beverages) 2 hours before your exam.
  • DO NOT urinate.
  • Your bladder must be full to obtain optimal images.
  • Breast (ultrasound guided breast procedures)

No perfume, powders or deodorant on the chest or underarm area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are children allowed in the scanning room?
A. Unless the child is the patient, we ask that you do not bring children with you to your appointment. Children under 12 years of age cannot be left unattended in the waiting area. If you are scheduled for an Obstetric ultrasound you may have one adult observer and if time permits children may be allowed in the room at the conclusion of the appointment.

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Ultrasound

Hours

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Appointments: Monday - Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Limited appointments are available Saturday and Sunday
Closed: All Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Phone

719-526-7300

Address

Ultrasound
Evans Army Community Hospital
1650 Cochrane Cir
BLDG 7500 , First Floor
Fort Carson, Colorado 80913

Get Directions

 

Once Inside

Ultrasound is located on the ground floor level in the radiology department, which is next to the emergency department. Patients can park in parking lot F Monday – Friday (just past the emergency room entrance), enter through glass doors at the central entrance, and turn right into Evans Hospital. Take another right and you will see radiology is near. Visitors requiring imaging and/or records should take a number at the kiosk in the radiology main waiting area. The ticket will tell you where you need to wait to be called back to Ultrasound. Note: The central entrance is closed on weekends. For Saturday appointments please arrive at the main entrance on the west side of the hospital.
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