Urgent Care & Primary Care located in Tonopah, NV

Ultrasound services offered in Tonopah, NV

If you experience pain or other unusual symptoms and need an ultrasound, the experts at Frontier Medical Group in Tonopah, Nevada, can help. Board-certified physician Beraldo Vazquez, MD, and the compassionate medical team offer ultrasounds to create internal images of body structures and properly diagnose a medical condition. Schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment at Frontier Medical Group by phone or online today, or simply walk in.

Ultrasound Q&A

What is an ultrasound?

On-site diagnostic ultrasounds at Frontier Medical Group use sound waves to create images of tissues and structures on the inside of your body. Such images offer valuable information for your urgent care specialist, allowing them to diagnose and treat immediate medical needs. The Frontier Medical Group team is highly trained in using cutting-edge ultrasound technology.

What are ultrasounds used for?

You might be a candidate for an ultrasound if you’re at risk of, or have symptoms of, the following:

  • Gynecological conditions in women
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Blood flow abnormalities 
  • Thyroid abnormalities
  • Breast lumps
  • Prostate or genital problems
  • Metabolic bone diseases
  • Joint inflammation 
  • Pregnancy

Ultrasounds also help medical specialists guide needle placement during tumor treatment or biopsies. There are no known risks of undergoing an ultrasound. 

How can I prepare for an ultrasound?

There’s no special preparation needed before you complete an ultrasound, though you may need to change into a hospital gown and remove any jewelry or other metal objects. In some cases, you should avoid food and drink before the procedure or drink water to create a full bladder. 

What happens during an ultrasound?

Lie or sit down comfortably and stay still during an ultrasound. Your specialist places a special gel on your skin or on a transducer. They move the hand-held transducer around the outside or inside of your body, allowing an ultrasound machine to create detailed images of the inside of your body.  

With a transesophageal echocardiogram, your provider inserts a transducer into your esophagus to develop images of your heart. You might need sedation for this to help you relax.

During a transvaginal ultrasound, your provider places a transducer into the vaginal canal to view the ovaries or uterus. 

A transrectal ultrasound creates images of the prostate with a transducer placed into the rectum. 

Ultrasounds are highly effective, yet painless. The length of time they last depends on the type and reason for your ultrasound, but 30-60 minutes is typical. 

What should I expect after an ultrasound?

After your procedure, the Frontier Medical Group team discusses the results with you. They determine if you’re a candidate for further diagnostic testing, at-home care, prescription medications, medical procedures, or care from another specialist. 

Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation at Frontier Medical Group by phone or online today to determine if an ultrasound is right for you.