Ultrasound, also known as sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, uses ultrasound equipment to send sound waves into the body and captures the returning data to create images. The images provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate fetal development, and they can detect problems in the liver, heart, kidney, or abdomen. They may also assist in performing certain typed of biopsy.
How To Prepare For General Ultrasound?
Our technologist will inform you if any preparation is needed. Be sure to inform your doctor about any prescribed drugs that you are taking.
How Does Ultrasound Differ From X-RAY? Is It Harmful?
Ultrasound uses sound waves, and no ionizing radiation, and has no side effects.
What Will I Experience During General Ultrasound?
Most ultrasound treatments are painless, fast and easy. Sonographer will apply a special lubricating gel on your skin before performing ultrasound. It prevents friction when they move the transducer on your skin. The gel also helps transmit the sound waves.
Depending on the area being examined, technician may ask you to change the position so they can have a better access.
Who Will Interpret My Ultrasound And When Will My Results Be Available?
Your reports will be interpreted by experienced Radiologist. A radiologist is a highly trained physician who is available to answer your questions. Your results will be available in timely manner.