What is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasound utilizes sound waves to take pictures of the human body non-invasively.


Every St. Elizabeth Healthcare Ultrasound location is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR is devoted to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.

Ultrasound exams are read by Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky (RANK), where every physician member is board certified in radiologic imaging.


All St. Elizabeth Healthcare Ultrasound Technologists are registered through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). The ARDMS is the globally recognized standard of Ultrasound Sonography. It promotes quality care and patient safety through the certification and continuing competency of ultrasound professionals.

In addition to the ACR, all St. Elizabeth Healthcare facilities are also accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). These organizations are recognized as a nationwide symbol of safety and quality, reflecting our commitment to meeting performance standards.


At St. Elizabeth Healthcare we strive to provide patients access to state-of-the-art technology utilizing the latest equipment.

Find an Imaging Location Near You

Physician’s order required for services.


Ultrasound Locations

Covington Hospital
Covington Hospital(859) 655-4360
Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Edgewood Hospital
Edgewood Hospital(859) 301-2160
Mon – Fri: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sat: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Florence Hospital
Florence Hospital(859) 212-5420
Mon – Sat: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ft. Thomas Hospital
Ft. Thomas Hospital (859) 572-3140
Mon – Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grant County Hospital
Grant County Hospital(859) 824-8110
Mon – Fri: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eating, drinking, smoking and chewing gum before an abdominal ultrasound creates gas in the intestinal system which obscures the sonographer’s ability to view the abdominal organs.

When you are scheduled for an ultrasound of the gallbladder and you eat or drink anything containing fat, the gallbladder squeezes. This may make it difficult to obtain high quality images and diagnose abnormalities.

When performing a renal (kidney) ultrasound, our protocol includes images of the urinary bladder. We cannot visualize the urinary bladder when it is empty. Therefore we have you hold your bladder one hour prior to the exam.

When performing a pelvic ultrasound, we use the bladder as a window to better visualize the uterus and ovaries.

Yes. You can take your daily medicines with just a sip of water.

Patient Rights

American College of Radiology

You have the right to submit comments regarding this facility’s radiology imaging and treatment services.

Submit your comments in writing and send to the facility or to the following address:

American College of Radiology
Attn: Accreditation Program Patient Comments
1891 Preston White Dr.
Reston, VA 20191-4326

Office of Inspector General

To contact the Office of the Inspector General regarding Medicare or Medicaid services, please call: 1 (800) HHS-TIPS (447-8477).