Convenient Locations, Quality Results
Winchester Hospital’s ultrasound services are located in five convenient locations. Our ultrasound and vascular services are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
Locations for Ultrasound
41 Highland Avenue, Winchester
Russell Hill Imaging Center
955 Main Street, Suite 111, Winchester
Winchester Hospital Outpatient Center at Unicorn Park
200 Unicorn Park Drive, Suite 402, Woburn
Family Medical Center
500 Salem Street (Rt. 62), Wilmington
Winchester Imaging at Woodland Road
3 Woodland Road, Suite 300, Stonham
Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain images from inside the human body. Warm gel is applied to your skin and a small wand, called a transducer, is moved over the skin and sends sound waves into the body.
These sound waves are then reflected off internal organs and sent back to the transducer in the form of an echo. These echoes form a picture (image) on the screen and the radiologist or vascular surgeon is then able to interpret these pictures.
Most ultrasounds last between 15 and 60 minutes, but this will depend on which type of examination your doctor requested. Please call us at 781-756-2342 if you have any questions about your exam.
Scheduling an Ultrasound
To schedule an ultrasound, call our centralized scheduling office at 781-756-2211. Ultrasounds require a written physician order that can be faxed or brought with you. You may be required to have pre-authorization from your insurance carrier prior to your exam.
Paying for Your Procedure
Although Winchester Hospital accepts most major commercial insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid and Worker’s Compensation, it is important to check with your carrier prior to your exam to determine coverage. If you do not have health insurance, we accept MasterCard or Visa, personal checks or cash. We also are willing to set up payment plans.
Getting Your Results
Your ultrasound exam will be interpreted by a radiologist using our state-of-the-art picture archiving and communication system (PACS). The results will then be sent to your doctor. Your doctor, in turn, will review the results with you to determine the best course of treatment.
To get a copy of your images, you will need to pre-arrange their release by calling:
- Winchester Hospital at 781-756-2353
- The Imaging Center at Unicorn Park in Woburn at 781-756-4008
- The Family Medical Center in Wilmington at 978-988-6024
A notice of 24 hours is preferred for most efficient customer service. Urgent requests will be honored, but there may be a 30- to 60-minute wait.
About Our Vascular Laboratory
Early detection of life-threatening vascular conditions, such as stroke and blood clots, is possible through the use of non-invasive testing techniques. If your physician suspects you may have a problem with your circulatory system, you will be referred to the Vascular Lab for testing.
Our Vascular Lab offers a full range of vascular tests for the arteries and veins of the arms, legs and neck. Our team of highly skilled technologists performs between 3,000 and 4,000 exams per year.
These non-invasive exams are painless and require no needles, dyes or x-rays. They are without risk or side effects and take an hour or less, depending on the exam ordered. There is no preparation for these exams and patients can return to normal activities immediately following the testing session.
The Vascular Lab utilizes state-of–the-art imaging equipment to assess blood flow in the arteries and veins. Our Vascular Lab has been accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) since 1997, recognizing Winchester Hospital’s commitment and consistency in the delivery of quality testing for vascular disease.
The lab is conveniently located within the Radiology Department at the hospital’s main campus at 41 Highland Avenue in Winchester.
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