In general, most ultrasound patients can resume normal activities after their ultrasound. In limited cases they may be asked to stay in the Radiology department and speak to their ordering physician for further instructions. The Reading Room Assistants coordinate getting their provider on the phone.
As far as results go, we do advise them that the results will be sent to their ordering provider and will be available on MyChart as well. We hand out cards that cover how to get results from any radiology exam. The wording we are adding to our new patient itineraries pretty much mirrors those cards and is as follows:
There are a few different ways to learn about your Radiology test results.
Ann Gramling, US Tech, author; Glenn Miñano, BFA, editor; Meredith Towbin, copy editor