Ultrasound

Physical Address

Madigan Army Medical Center
First Floor, Hospital Tower
9040 Jackson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98431

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Appointments: (253) 968-9729, Option 3

Directions

Ultrasound is located in Madigan Army Medical Center and can be reached by taking I-5 exit 122 and parking in the Medical Mall Purple Parking Lot or the Southwest Orange Parking Lot. Ultrasound is located on the first floor of the Hospital Tower, room 1-36-C2 across from the Nutrition Clinic and can be reached by taking the South Corridor of the hospital.

About

Diagnostic Ultrasound is an imaging modality which utilizes high frequency sound waves to evaluate living tissue. These sound waves are not able to be heard and pass harmlessly through the tissue layers of the body. Ultrasound can be utilized to evaluate almost any structure in the body, but cannot pass through bone or gas. Since ultrasound is a real time examination, it can also be used to visualize structures in motion. The examination will be performed by a sonographer. A Sonographer is specifically trained in anatomy, physiology, disease processes and how they appear on ultrasound. While they are the one who performs the examination, the Sonographer cannot give results or discuss the findings with the patient. Once completed, the ultrasound examination will be interpreted by a Radiologist. The report from the Radiologist will be sent electronically to the patients’ primary care manager who ordered the ultrasound.

Who can be seen here

Patients having an Ultrasound procedure are those referred from their primary care provider and civilian trauma patients.

Make an Appointment

Appointments can be made by visiting the Radiology Scheduling Desk in room 1-46-05, which is located on the first floor of the Hospital Tower and can be reached by taking the East Corridor of the hospital.

Checking In

A patient checking in for Ultrasound is done in room 1-36-C2, which is located on the first floor of the Hospital Tower across from the Nutrition Clinic and can be reached by taking the South Corridor of the hospital.

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