What is an Ultrasound Scan?
Ultrasound is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view internal organs and produce images of the human body. Ultrasound is: Noninvasive, which means it does not penetrate the skin or body openings and Diagnostic which means it is used to determine what disease or condition is present The technical term for ultrasound imaging is sonography. The original ultrasound scanners produced still images, but modern scanners produce moving pictures, which are easier to interpret.
What are the benefits of getting Ultrasound done?
One of the most common use for ultrasound is to view the uterus (the muscular organ in a woman’s abdomen that holds the fetus) and fetus (unborn child) during pregnancy. Ultrasound scanning is often performed at about 16 to 18 weeks into the pregnancy. An ultrasound can provide a view of the:
- brain (in infants)
Is there any risk involved in Ultrasound ?
Ultrasound is considered a safe process because, unlike X rays, it does not involve ionising radiation.
Who will perform my scan?
Ultrasound scans are performed by experienced ultrasonologist & radiologist.
What is TVS Ultrasound?
It is a sonography done for better visualisation of uterus & ovaries. A high-resolution endovaginal probe is inserted into the vagina for this examination. It is not painful. It is done as a routine at our centre as it is observed that at times, even fairly prominent lesions can be missed if only trans-abdominal sonography is performed. It does not require a full bladder.
Which machine you have for carrying out Ultrasound investigation ?
We have latest & hi tech 4D-Ultrasound machine (i.e. Voluson E8, E6, P6 & Logic S6) from GE Company. Along with the machine there is broad range of transducers designed especially to meet the needs of the patients.
Extraordinary images. Specialized systems. Innovative solutions. Voluson ultrasound imaging systems are designed to give the clarity, performance, flexibility, efficiency, and adaptability you need—with a range of innovative options to help meet your clinical needs.
What precautions are required for the ultrasound investigation ?
|1||Both Upper Limb (Arterial/Venous)||No fasting required.|
|2||Carotid Doppler (Both Sides)||No fasting required.|
|3||Follicular Study||No Fasting Required. Should be able to hold urine.|
|4||Four Limbs (Arterial and Venous)||No fasting required.|
|5||Ultrasound whole Abdomen||Overnight fasting required & should be able to hold urine|
|6||KUB + Lower Abdomen||No Fasting Required. Should be able to hold urine.|
|7||KUB/Prostate||No Fasting Required. Should be able to hold urine.|
|8||Abdominal Doppler (Liver)||No fasting required.|
|9||Lower Abdomen with TVS||Might have to hold urine|
|10||Obstetric Doppler||Bring old records, No fasting required|
|11||Single Limb ( Arterial & Venous)||Bring old records. No fasting required|
|12||Renal Doppler||Bring old records. No fasting required|
|13||One single sitting Follicular study||No fasting required. Should be able to hold urine|
|14||TRUS||Good Bowel preparation. Should be able to hold urine|
|15||Testicular Doppler||Bring old records. No fasting required|
|16||Upper Abdomen||Overnight fasting required|
|17||Ultrasound Breast||No precaution|
|18||Ultrasound Level II Obst||No precaution|
|19||Ultrasound lower abdomen + NT + Nasal bone||No precaution|
|20||Ultrasound Neck||No preparation|
|21||Ultrasound Orbit||No preparation|
|22||Ultrasound Testis/ Srotum||No preparation|
|23||Ultrasound Thyroid||No preparation|
|24||Penile Doppler||No preparation|
|25||Ultrasound Neonatal Brain||No preparation|