What is ultrasonography or ultrasound?
Ultrasonography is a non -invasive imaging technique that helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions. It is safe and painless procedure, and uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It involves the use of a small probe (transducer) and ultrasound gel which is placed directly on the skin. The probe transmits high-frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. It then collects the sounds that are bounced back and a computer uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound test do not use radiations (as used in x-rays), therefore there is no radiation exposure to the patient.
Why do I need an Ultrasound test?
Your doctor may advice an ultrasound test if you are having pain, swelling, or any other symptom that needs an internal view of your organs. Through ultrasound doctor can view following organs:
- blood vessels
An ultrasound is also a helpful in guiding surgeons during certain medical procedures, such as biopsies.
How do I prepare for an ultrasound?
What happens during an ultrasound?
Who interprets the result of an ultrasound?
First, a radiologist analyses the images and sends a report to the doctor who advised for the test. Usually, the referring doctor shares the results with you.
If you or your family member has been advised Ultrasound exam, you can call and book an appointment at Whitefield, Malleswaram, Kadugodi or Bellandur braches of RxDx Multispeciality Healthcare Center, Bengaluru.