What is an ultrasound?

Ultrasound works by bouncing sound waves off the inside of the body. Echoes from the waves are converted into an image, called a sonogram. The technique is sometimes called sonography or sonar. Ultrasound has become an increasingly important part of diagnostic imaging, providing information that can guide a physician’s care for a patient’s clinical management.

Ultrasound visualizes tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs. The sonographer uses a handheld probe that is passed over the body targeting certain areas. The sounds or echoes from the probe are sent to a computer housed within the ultrasound machine. These echoes are then transformed into pictures.

Ultrasound Benefits

Ultrasounds have no long term side effects

Rarely causes discomfort to the patient

Risks of an Ultrasound

Ultrasound is generally considered safe, there is no associated risk


There are various preparations dependent upon which part is to be examined. Please call the facility for this information.

Please wear comfortable clothing or you may change into the scrubs available at Forest City.



Results of Your Ultrasound

At FCDI, we have a radiologist on site during the daytime hours, so the test will be interpreted promptly. The results will be sent to your referring doctor within hours of your exam. You may obtain your results from your doctor. A CD copy of the images will be given to you before you leave.

Schedule your Ultrasound,


CALL NOW | 815-398-1300

Imaging services.


X-ray is a simple, painless medical test that can help your doctor provide you with appropriate treatment.


CT-Scan is an X-ray technique that produces more detailed images of your internal organs.


Offering Low Dose lung screenings if you have an order from your physician.

Get in touch.

735 N Perryville Road
Rockford, IL 61107

Call | (815) 398-1300

Billpay | (708) 675-1068