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Exams and Preparation

Ultrasound exams are performed at our three Boston locations and at our 1101 Beacon St., Brookline; Medical Care Center, Lexington; and Medical Care Center North, Chelsea locations. Please see our "Getting To Your Exam" page for more information.

Exam fact sheets:

No preparation is necessary for the following ultrasound exams:

  • Breast
  • Fetal (after fourteen weeks)
  • Renal (Kidneys)
  • Scrotal (Testicular)
  • Thyroid (Neck)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Pleural aspiration
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis