What is Ultrasonography/Ultrasound?
Ultrasonography, also known as ultrasound imaging or sonography, is a medical imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the internal structures of the body. Ultrasonography is a safe and non-invasive tool that provides valuable information to help diagnose and treat various medical conditions. Some of the common purposes of ultrasonography include:
- Diagnosis: Ultrasonography is often used to diagnose various medical conditions by producing images of organs, tissues, and structures within the body. This includes examining the liver, kidneys, heart, and other organs, as well as identifying abnormalities such as tumors, cysts, or fluid buildup.
- Monitoring fetal development: Ultrasonography is used during pregnancy to monitor the growth and development of the fetus, check for any abnormalities, and determine the due date.
- Guiding medical procedures: Ultrasonography can be used to guide medical procedures, such as biopsies or injections, by providing real-time images of the area being treated.
- Monitoring treatment: Ultrasonography can be used to monitor the effectiveness of certain medical treatments, such as cancer therapy or kidney stone removal.
Special Instructions to be followed by patient before diagnosis:
The specific instructions that a patient needs to follow before undergoing an ultrasonography exam can vary depending on the type of exam being performed and the specific medical facility conducting the exam. However, some general instructions that a patient may be advised to follow include:
- Fasting: Depending on the type of exam, the patient may be advised to fast for several hours prior to the exam. This is typically required for abdominal ultrasounds, as food and drink can interfere with the quality of the images.
- Full bladder: For certain types of ultrasounds, such as pelvic or obstetric ultrasounds, the patient may be advised to drink plenty of fluids and arrive with a full bladder to help improve the visibility of the area being examined.
- Clothing: The patient may be advised to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily removed or adjusted for the exam.
- Medications: The patient may be advised to continue taking their regular medications as prescribed by their doctor, unless otherwise instructed.
Note: Our team will get in touch with you after booking, and guide you to follow the specific instructions