Here is a list of the types of Ultrasound examinations offered
For the sonographic assessment of foetus and mother. Ultrasound scan is currently considered to be a safe, non-invasive, accurate and cost-effective investigation in the foetus. It has progressively become an indispensible obstetric tool and plays an important role in the care of every pregnant woman.
Pelvic and Abdominal Examination
Assessment of internal organs of the abdomen and pelvis. In females, this scan can help diagnose symptoms such as pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, and other menstrual problems. It can help identify masses such as ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids, ovarian or uterine cancers and other pathology.
In males, a pelvic or abdominal ultrasound is often used to evaluate the bladder, seminal vesicles and prostate.
Ultrasound is utilized heavily in diagnosing pathology of the blood vessels. The ultrasound Doppler phenomenon is used to evaluate the speed and volume of venous and arterial blood flow. Ultrasound images are captured in real time, so they can help the ultrasound practitioner monitor the blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body thereby detecting the presence of thrombus or other compromised circulation.
Soft Tissue Examinations
This refers specifically to ultrasound examination of soft tissue for example the breast, testes, thyroid, soft tissue swellings etc. It is commonly used as an adjunctive examination to the mammogram. Another common use of ultrasound in patients with soft-tissue abnormalities is in the evaluation of infections, including cellulitis, abscess, and necrotising fasciitis. Other soft-tissue indications include the evaluation of cysts and lymph nodes. Ultrasound is also used to locate foreign bodies.
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