Ultrasound - Arm or Leg - Limited

This test uses sound waves to create images of the structures in your arm or leg.

This test uses sound waves to create images of the structures in your arm or leg.

A follow-up ultrasound of your arm or leg uses sound waves to create images of a specific structure or area in your arm or leg. This can include tendons, muscles, ligaments or bursae. Your healthcare provider may order this ultrasound to follow-up on a previous imaging study. It may also to be done to check on continued pain, swelling or other symptoms in your arm or leg.

Here are some things you should know before having this test.

  • Your healthcare provider can tell you how to prepare.
  • During the test, a technician will move a probe over the area being checked. The probe will be covered with a clear gel that helps send the sound waves to the computer.
  • Ultrasounds are usually painless. You may have some discomfort during the test if the area being checked is swollen or tender.
  • The test usually takes about 30 minutes.
  • The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • Why are you ordering this test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Ultrasound - Arm or Leg - Limited
Leg Ultrasound
Leg Sonogram
Leg Scan
Extremity Ultrasound
Arm Ultrasound
Arm Sonogram
Arm Scan

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