Ultrasound scans, also known as sonography, use high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of the body. Ultrasound is used in many ways. It can check the way a baby is developing during pregnancy and also to find problems in the liver, heart, kidney or abdomen. CHA offers ultrasound testing at all three of our hospital locations.

Ultrasound Scanning at its Best

An ultrasound is a painless, easy test. A technologist spreads a layer of gel on your skin over the body part being examined. This gel helps conduct the sound waves. The technologist then moves an instrument called a transducer back and forth over your body. Images are seen in black and white on a nearby screen.

Depending on the reason for the test, it may take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes. One of our expert radiologists will check to make sure the images are usable. You can usually leave right after the test, and the images will be sent to your doctor.


  • Pregnancy-related ultrasound
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Venous Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy

For more information about your test please visit the RadiologyInfo website.

    Contact Us

  • CHA Cambridge Hospital

    1493 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02139

    Outpatient Hours
    M - F: 7 am - 7pm

  • CHA Everett Hospital

    103 Garland St. Everett, MA 02149

    Outpatient Hours
    M - F: 7 am - 7pm

    Schedule an Appointment
    (617) 665-1298

    Please note: to schedule an appointment, you must have a referral order from a primary care provider or specialist.

  • CHA Somerville Campus

    33 Tower Street Somerville, MA 02143

    Outpatient Hours
    M - F: 7 am - 5:30 pm

  • Ultrasoundseal