ACR Ultrasound Accreditation SealUltrasound 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 campuses.

How to Prepare

Ultrasound procedure with expetant motherAn 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

Schedule an Appointment

Please call 617-665-1298. To schedule an appointment, you must have a referral order from a primary care provider or specialist.

Locations and Hours

  • CHA Cambridge Hospital
    1493 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02139

    Outpatient Hours
    M - F: 7 am - 7pm

    24-hour emergency imaging available at Hospital locations.

  • CHA Everett Hospital
    103 Garland St. Everett, MA 02149

    Outpatient Hours
    M - F: 7 am - 7pm

    24-hour emergency imaging available at Hospital locations.

  • CHA Somerville Campus
    33 Tower Street Somerville, MA 02143

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

An American College of Radiology Accredited Facility

To ensure you recieve the best care possible, CHA's Ultrasound service in the Radiology and Imaging Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

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

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