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An ultrasound technician will usually perform the procedure. Images are usually available immediately from the scan but they need to be interpreted by a radiologist.
The radiologist's report is given to the physician who ordered the ultrasound, who will then discuss the results with you.
There are limitations to ultrasound that may affect the results. Ultrasound is not the recommended procedure for:
Medically reviewed by Wayne Blocker, MD, Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/11/2016
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