An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body.
Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasound uses no radiation. For this reason, it’s the preferred method in different checkup. Ultrasound can be used in different parts and organs. It is common to use in breast imaging, pelvis, thyroid, Prostate Gland & Upper Abdomen imaging.
Breast ultrasound allows your doctor to help diagnose breast lumps position, size, and determine the nature of a breast abnormality. Ultrasound imaging can help to determine if an abnormality is solid, fluid-filled or both cystic and solid, benign or malignancy.
Ultrasound imaging of the pelvis uses sound waves to produce pictures of the structures and organs in the lower abdomen and pelvis. It can help to identify palpable masses such as ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids, ovarian or uterine cancers.
Ultrasound scans does not have any side effects and are generally painless. If you’re having an internal scan and are allergic to latex, it’s important to let the sonographer or doctor know before carrying out the scan.
Ultrasound Examination Procedure
During the procedure, you’ll be asked to either lie on your back or on your side. A lubricating gel is put on your skin to allow the probe to move smoothly. We will capture the image during the movement.
After capturing enough image, clinical staff will clean off the gel and the procedure has completed.