Ultrasound is a widely used, safe and accurate diagnostic imaging procedure to assess internal organs using sound waves beyond audible range. The handheld device called, transducer, sends out high frequency sound wave into the body and receives the echoes back after interaction with internal tissues. Varying amount of echo return depends on the type of tissues and depth and this creates the ultrasound image in different greyscale.
Ultrasound images are captured in real-time. They can visualise the internal structures and the functions of moving structures such as foetal heart or blood flow. Except in guided biopsy, ultrasound exams are non-invasive and very safe examination because no radiation and no oral or intravenous contrast are used.
Preparation may differ depending on the type of exam being scanned. Specific preparation requirement will be informed at the time of booking. Wear comfortable and loose fit clothing to your appointment. You will be covered during the procedure but may be asked to wear a gown and only the area for scanning access will be uncovered.
|No preparation required.|
(*available by appointment)