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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a diagnostic technique that is based on the use of high frequency sound waves to create images of organs and body systems. The ultrasound creates images that enable us to examine various organs of the body. This apparatus sends high frequency sound waves that echo off the body’s structures and a computer receives them reflected and uses them to create the image. Unlike x-rays, in this test there is no exposure to any ionizing radiation..

How it is performed

The person lies down, and a clear water-based gel is applied to the area of the body to be evaluated to facilitate the transmission of the sound waves.

A manual probe called a transducer is moved over the study area.

En Eventually the patient is asked to change positions to be able to examine other areas.

In certain tests (such as transvaginal ultrasound or prostatic ultrasound) it is necessary to insert the probe into the body but for most tests, it can just be run over the skin.

It is recommended to look for the specific information of the test to be performed.

When the patient is given an appointment, they will be informed of the necessary preparation that varies according to the type of ultrasound, for example:

  • Six-hour fast for abdominal ultrasounds.
  • Drink water and do not urinate before the test for renovesical or prostatic ultrasounds.

What discomfort can one cause?

Generally speaking, ultrasound procedures cause little discomfort. The conductive gel may feel a little cold and wet.

What risks can it cause?

Ultrasound does not involve any risk.

What alternatives are there?

There are other diagnostic techniques for imaging (resonance, scanner, radiology, scintigraphy, etc.), each of which is indicated for a specific diagnostic orientation.

List of test

Heart

  • Ultrasound of Foetuses’ Hearts
  • Heart Ultrasound in Paediatrics
  • Adult heart ultrasound

Interventional diagnosis

  • Transrectal prostatic biopsy
  • Marking with harpoon device
  • Abdominal PAAF
  • Thyroid PAAF
  • Breast biopsy
  • Placement drainage by US
  • PAAF any location

Face and neck

  • Paediatric cervical ultrasound
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • General ultrasound of soft tissues
  • Doppler TSA ultrasound
  • Thyroid PAAF

Feminine pelvis

  • Urological ultrasound
  • Paediatric pelvic ultrasound
  • Obstetric ultrasound 0
  • Obstetric ultrasound 1st trimester
  • Ultrasound 20-22 weeks
  • Ultrasound second/third trimester
  • Obstetric Doppler ultrasound
  • Transabdominal gynaecological ultrasound
  • Transvaginal gynaecological ultrasound
  • Ovarian Doppler ultrasound
  • Transvaginal Doppler colour flow ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • 3D/4D obstetric ultrasound

Abdomen

  • Urological ultrasound
  • Paediatric abdominal ultrasound
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Abdominal Doppler ultrasound
  • Renal Doppler ultrasound
  • Transabdominal gynaecological ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • Abdominal PAAF
  • Abdominal Punch Biopsy
  • Placement drainage by US

Cranium

  • Transfontanellar cranial ultrasound
  • Spinal marrow ultrasound

Bones, joints and muscles

  • Infant hip ultrasound
  • Children’s hips ultrasound
  • Muscular-skeleton ultrasound
  • General ultrasound of soft tissues

Spine

  • Spinal marrow ultrasound

Arteries and veins

  • Abdominal Doppler ultrasound
  • Renal Doppler ultrasound
  • Obstetric Doppler ultrasound
  • Ovarian Doppler ultrasound
  • Transvaginal Doppler colour flow ultrasound
  • Penile Doppler Ultrasound
  • Testicular Doppler ultrasound
  • Addendum Aneurysm LL
  • Arterial Doppler LL ultrasound
  • Doppler TSA ultrasound
  • Doppler LL venous ultrasound
  • Doppler Ultrasound UL
  • Addendum Aortic Aneurysm

Male pelvis

  • Urological ultrasound
  • Transrectal ultrasound of the prostate
  • Paediatric testicular ultrasound
  • Testicular ultrasound
  • Penile ultrasound
  • Penile Doppler Ultrasound
  • Testicular Doppler ultrasound
  • Transrectal prostatic biopsy

Breast

  • Mammary ultrasound
  • Marking with harpoon device
  • Breast biopsy

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