Having an ultra sound (1151)

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Your child’s ultrasound is scheduled for (date) ___________ at (time) _______________ in the Imaging (Radiology) Department at the Children’s Wisconsin - Milwaukee Hospital. 

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What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is done to look at the soft parts inside the body. It is not an x-ray. It uses sound waves to make images of body parts. Your child will not hear or feel the sound waves.

Special Instructions

How the test is done


A doctor who has special training in reading ultrasound pictures, called a radiologist, will look at the pictures at the end of the test. If there are any questions, the radiologist may talk to you before you leave the hospital. A report is sent to your child’s doctor within 24 hours. Your child’s doctor will discuss the results with you.

For more health and wellness information, check out this resource: https://kidshealth.org/ChildrensWi/en/parents


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.