WCH Diagnostics: Ultrasound
Diagnostic and Obstetrical Ultrasounds
Ultrasound, or sonography, utilizes sound waves to evaluate many of the body's internal organs, as well as to observe unborn babies and monitor fetal growth. It is completely safe and painless.
Ultrasound is commonly used to diagnose problems in the following:
- Heart and blood vessels
- Pelvic organs (uterus, ovaries)
- Thyroid and parathyroid glands
- Prostate gland
- Bones and joints
Doppler ultrasound, a special type of ultrasound for the heart and blood vessels, can be captured in real time to show the speed and volume of blood flow. This provides an actual recording of information for the physician to review.
Other organs, as well as unborn children, are best evaluated with a sequence of still pictures taken during the examination. WCH also offers 3D ultrasound for expectant mothers to see their unborn babies in vivid detail.
At Wooster Community Hospital:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 1:30 pm
At Women's Specialty Center:
Monday - Friday: 8 - 3:30pm
To schedule an outpatient ultrasound exam, call central scheduling at (330) 263-8660, Monday – Friday between 8 am – 5:30 pm.