An ultrasound produces sound waves that pass into the body and sends echoes back to produce images of the internal structures of the body. These sound waves are not harmful to the body or a fetus. Ultrasound can also show internal motion such as blood flowing through the veins and the heart beating. The sound waves are produced from a microphone like device that the technologist moves over the area to be examined.

The following is an explanation of a typical exam. Exams may differ based on what your physician has ordered. You will lie down on an examination table. A water based gel is applied to the skin over the area to be examined to block any air between the skin and transducer, as well as to eliminate friction on the skin. There are ultrasound procedures that require placing the transducer inside the body to get a closer view of the area being studied.

ARS now offers Real-Time 4D ultrasound imaging at the following ARS locations: Annapolis, North Point, Owings Mills, White Marsh, Westminster, Frederick, Newark, Waldorf, and CMIC (Calvert Medical Imaging Center). Through this technology, a baby’s image is constantly updated, providing a “live action” view of the baby.

Ultrasound is available at the following locations:

Calvert Medical Imaging Center7:00am to 6:00pm7:00am to 6:00pm7:00am to 6:00pm7:00am to 6:00pm8:30am to 5:00pm8:00am to 12:00pm 
Fleet Street7:00am to 6:00pm7:00am to 6:00pm7:00am to 5:30pm7:00am to 6:00pm7:00am to 5:30pm8:00am to 1:00pm 
Howard County7:00am to 5:00pm7:00am to 5:00pm7:00am to 5:00pm7:00am to 5:00pm7:00am to 6:30pm8:00am to 4:30pm 
Waldorf8:00am to 4:30pm8:00am to 4:30pm8:00am to 4:30pm8:00am to 4:30pm8:00am to 4:30pm  

*Hours vary for Ultrasound appointments on Saturdays for Annapolis and Timonium Crossing, please call for availability.
*Ultrasound is offered two(2) Saturdays per month for Westminster, please call for availability.

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