An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It’s also known as sonography. Unlike x-rays, ultrasounds don’t use any radiation. An ultrasound can also show parts of the body in motion, such as a heart beating or blood flowing through blood vessels. ultrasound can be done in pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs. An ultrasound can provide a view of the bladder, brain (in infants), eyes, gallbladder, kidneys, liver, ovaries, pancreas, spleen, thyroid, testicles, uterus, blood vessels
Benefits of Ultrasound
Preparation & Procedure
You should wear comfortable clothing that is easy to remove or partially remove. In some cases, you may need to disrobe or wear a gown, your doctor may tell you to fast for eight to 12 hours before your ultrasound, especially if your abdomen is being examined. Undigested food can block the sound waves, making it difficult for the technician to get a clear picture. An ultrasound test normally doesn’t require any special preparation. For the Ultrasound of the gall bladder or liver you may be asked to drink a lot of water and to hold your urine so that your bladder is full and better visualized. For other ultrasounds, you may need to adjust your diet or to fast (not eat or drink) for several hours before your test. Some types of ultrasounds require no preparation at all.
You will lie on a table, exposing the area that’s being viewed. A health care provider will spread a special gel on the skin over that area. The provider will move a wand-like device, called a transducer, over the area. The device sends sound waves into your body. The waves are so high pitched that you can’t hear them. The waves are recorded and turned into images on a monitor. In some cases, insertion may be done via the rectum (for males) and vagina (for females) and the Transducer in such situations is ‘placed internally’.
Time Taken For Ultrasound
The test takes about 30 to 60 minutes to completeBook now
Types of Ultrasound
The ACUSON X700 ultrasound system features a sophisticated imaging as well as technology to bolster compatibility across systems.
ACUSON X700 ultrasound system is designed to work across a wide range of ultrasound environments such as routine abdominal cardiology, breast, musculoskeletal, vascular & Women’s imaging etc.
The ACUSON X700 meets cardiac and vascular imaging challenges with an ultrasound system that features automated tools for increased speed and reliability as well as sophisticated imaging technologies to support the utmost clinical clarity.
The ACUSON X700 system helps you thrive in daily women’s imaging through advanced applications for enhanced image acquisition and visualization in breast, obstetric, and gynecologic imaging.
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