Our entire team of technologists possess the nationally recognized American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or ARRT credentialing.

Imaging equipment:
We are proud to offer our patients a new class of premium ultrasound experience with our recently upgraded Philips EPIQ Ultrasound fleet. Our ultrasound modalities feature an exceptional level of clinical performance, workflow, and advanced intelligence. Our ultrasound platform brings unmatched image quality, with clinically tailored tools designed to elevate our radiologists’ diagnostic confidence to new levels.

Watson Clinic provides a wide array of ultrasound exams to meet the needs of patients and referring physicians. The technologist makes sure the right pictures are obtained for the radiologist to review and make an informed diagnosis.

We offer a full range of ultrasound exams — from abdominal, renal, and pelvic exams to thyroid, carotid, aorta, and other vascular sonograms. Ultrasound is especially useful to visualize the appearance, size, consistency, and shape of organs as well as abnormalities such as tumors, infections, unexplained pain, swelling, or fluid filled structures. Ultrasound can also be used to help guide doctors during tissue biopsies using a technique called ultrasound-guided biopsy. Doppler ultrasound is an advanced ultrasound technique that is used to measure blood flow in terms of speed and direction.

What happens during an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a painless process that utilizes a probe to emit and detect sound waves that create images of internal organs and vessels.

For the exam, you will be asked to lie down on a table. A technologist, known as a sonographer, will apply a special gel to your skin where the ultrasound transducer — similar in appearance to a microphone — will be placed. The transducer sends high-frequency sound waves through the body, which create an image as the waves bounce off dense objects such as organs and bone.

The exams typically lasts less than 30 minutes. Following the exam, you will be free to go about your day and normal activities.

Preparing for an ultrasound

  • Abdominal ultrasound: If your exam is an abdominal ultrasound, do not eat anything for 6 hours prior to your appointment. If you have a morning exam, do not eat anything after midnight the night before. Undigested food can block the sound waves or alter the pictures, making it difficult to gather a clear picture.
  • Pelvic/bladder ultrasound: If your exam is a pelvic or bladder ultrasound, you will be asked to drink 4 glasses of clear liquid 30-45 minutes prior to the procedure; and do not empty your bladder once full until you are instructed to. This will help to obtain better images.


Contact person: Tischa Hancock RDMS, RVT, Supervisor of Ultrasound
Phone: 863-680-7758

Contact person: Carlos Munoz, MSMHIT, CIIP, Director of Radiology
Phone: 863-680-7769

Scheduling: 863-680-7755, option 2