Ultrasound

The Ultrasound Section of the Department of Radiology offers a wide range of diagnostic studies and therapeutic procedures performed by board certified and fellowship trained radiologists in a facility accredited by the American College of Radiology. We perform sonography at the Hershey Medical Center, supporting our inpatients and surgical specialty clinics. Outpatient ultrasound studies are performed at our facilities on Hope Drive Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Ultrasound imaging is performed in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sonographers are available in the hospital until 11 p.m. each night to facilitate the imaging needs of all of our patients. Emergency studies after 11 p.m. are performed on call. All of our sonographers are certified Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Locations:

Penn State Hershey Medical Center

35 Hope Drive (Formerly Cherry Drive)

Penn State Hershey Medical Group Camp Hill

 

Available ultrasound studies include:

 -upper abdominal ultrasound
-renal ultrasound
-aortic/retroperitoneal sonograms
-renal transplant ultrasound
-scrotal ultrasound
-abdominal wall sonography
-gynecologic and pelvic ultrasound
-neck and thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound
-Venous Duplex assessment of the lower extremities (“ultrasound venogram” study)
 
These examinations are performed at our outpatient facilities on Hope Drive, Camp Hill and within the ultrasound section at the main hospital. 
 

Scheduling of all outpatient ultrasound studies is available by calling (717) 531-3799.

 

 

Within the ultrasound section of the main hospital we perform ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of the thyroid, lymph nodes and other neck masses. Scheduling of biopsies first requires evaluation of imaging studies by one of our radiologists. This can be coordinated through ultrasound scheduling at (717) 531-1049. As the schedule allows, same-day service may be available for patients with clinical appointments in the medical center.

 

 
Intraoperative and guidance for surgical procedures is also provided by the ultrasound laboratory in the main hospital. Such assistance can be arranged for procedures on the liver, pancreas, kidneys and renal transplants as well as gynecologic procedures. (Ultrasound guidance is arranged by the interventional team performing the procedure by contacting the ultrasound section in the main hospital.)
 
Other ultrasound-guided interventional procedures are available for patients, including paracentesis, thoracentesis, and solid organ biopsy. These procedures are performed by select physicians in the abdominal imaging section and can be scheduled by calling (717) 531-1049 or (717) 531- 4766 (Same Day).
 
Biceps tendon steroid injections, ultrasound guided biopsy of musculoskeletal masses and aspiration of bone and joint collections are performed in the ultrasound section by dedicated fellowship trained musculoskeletal radiologists. These procedures are available in the ultrasound department of the main hospital and can be scheduled by calling (717) 531-1049.

 

 

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Studies: 

Musculoskeletal ultrasound studies (including evaluation of tendons, rotator cuff, joints and soft tissue masses) are performed at  the main hospital locations. (These studies are interpreted by the musculoskeletal section radiologists.)  Scheduling of all musculoskeletal ultrasound studies is available by calling (717) 531-3799.

 

Obstetrical Sonography:

Obstetrical sonographic evaluations are limited to the emergent needs of our Emergency Medicine department.  First trimester sonography is available at our outpatient facilities on 35 Hope Drive and Camp Hill

Pediatric Sonography:

Our fellowship trained pediatric radiologists supervise and perform sonography on pediatric patients, from the newborn to the older teenager. These studies are scheduled at 531-3799.  For more information please see our Pediatric Radiology Specialty Service.

Breast Ultrasound:

Breast ultrasound examinations (for women and men) are performed by the breast imaging faculty at the Penn State Hershey Breast Center.