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Ultrasound Services at Rush-Copley

Rush-Copley’s Ultrasound Department is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and is one of the few hospital ultrasound departments that have achieved accreditation from both the Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR) and Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) to perform Nuchal Translucency examinations for obstetric patients.

Make An Appointment

Ultrasound is available at two locations: 

  • Rush-Copley Medical Center
    2000 Ogden Avenue, Aurora
  • Rush-Copley Healthcare Center
    1100 W. Veterans Parkway, Yorkville

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekend appointments are available

For more information or to make an appointment, 630-978-6750.

What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound scanning or sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves instead of radiation to visualize regions within the body in real-time.  The patient lies on an examination table and the ultrasound tech applies a clear gel to the area being scanned to ensure the transducer is making good contact with the skin.

Since ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as the blood flow through blood vessels.

Ultrasound is often used to visualize internal structures for:

  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Vascular Imaging
  • Obstetric and Gynecological Imaging
  • Breast Imaging

Abdominal Imaging

Ultrasound can be used for biopsy procedures and to help diagnose a variety of conditions such as:

  • Abdominal pain or distention
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Stones in the gallbladder or kidneys
  • Tumors and congenital malformations

Vascular Imaging

Vascular ultrasound is an excellent tool for evaluating the circulatory

system.

  • Can locate and identify blockages (stenosis) and abnormalities such as plaque or emboli
  • Detect blood clots (DVT) in major veins of the legs or arms
  • Determine if there is an enlarged blood vessel (aneurysm)
  • Determine the source and severity of varicose veins

A CD of 3D images of your baby will be provided during certain trimesters of your pregnancy

Obstetric and Gynecological Imaging

Ultrasound is the best way to safely and quickly see all stages of development and growth of the baby and mother during pregnancy.

Ultrasound is a useful test to determine:

  • Mother’s internal pelvic structures
  • Age, position and growth of the fetus
  • Possible congenital abnormalities
  • Amount of amniotic fluid around the baby
  • Multiple pregnancies

Breast Imaging

Ultrasound evaluations are commonly performed after a mammogram to further identify and differentiate tissues in the breast.  Ultrasound breast biopsy procedures are minimally invasive tests that offer another option to evaluate suspicious breast tissues that are not seen with a mammogram.