Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel to expose the body to high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves.
Color Doppler ultrasound is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates blood flow through a blood vessel, including the body’s major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck.
Ultrasound examinations can help to diagnose a variety of conditions and to assess organ damage following illness. Ultrasound is used to help physicians evaluate symptoms such as:
You need to come on an empty stomach preferably 8 – 10 hours fasting overnight especially for gall bladder scans. You should also come on a full bladder. You can drink water and coconut water.
You need to come on a full bladder. Empty stomach is not necessary.
A pregnancy scan may take anywhere between 10 minutes – 30 minutes. In certain cases the scan may have to be repeated at intervals especially if the foetus is not in the right position, It may rarely be necessary to be call you back on another day if the scan is suboptimal.For pregnancy scans it is preferable to come on full bladder, fasting is not necessary.
All follicular scans are done transvaginally.
A water-based gel is applied to the skin which helps transmit the sound waves. Depending on the area being examined, you may need to change positions. After the procedure is over, the gel will be cleaned off of your skin.
Ultrasound Scans at Reliable Diagnostics: