Ultrasound of the Body –

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What is a Uktrasound of the Body?
An ultrasound scan is a painless procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body.
A small device called an ultrasound probe is used, which gives off high-frequency sound waves. You can’t hear these sound waves, but when they bounce off different parts of the body, they create “echoes” that are picked up by the probe and turned into a moving image. This image is displayed on a monitor while the scan is carried out. Results are available straight away and will be presented by a doctor on the same appointment. In some cases second opinion will be required. Ultrasound scans are very safe, and there are no known risks.

External ultrasound scan
An external ultrasound scan is most often used to examine the liver, kidneys and other organs in the tummy and pelvis, as well as other organs or tissues that can be assessed through the skin, such as muscles and joints.
Internal or transvaginal ultrasound scan
An internal examination allows a doctor to look more closely inside the body at organs such as the prostate gland, ovaries or womb

Preparations for surgery:
Before having some types of ultrasound scan, you may be asked to follow certain instructions to help improve the quality of the images produced. For example, you may be advised to:
– avoid eating for several hours before the scan – this may be needed before a scan of your digestive system, including the liver and gallbladder.

During the procedure, you’ll be asked to either lie on your back, or on your side with your knees drawn up towards your chest. A small ultrasound probe with a sterile cover, not much wider than a finger, is then gently passed into the vagina or rectum, and images are transmitted to a monitor.
Internal examinations may cause some discomfort, but don’t usually cause any pain and shouldn’t take very long.


For details , please call to Victoria Clinic Phone 0161 832 4153 or sent email: info@victoriaclinicmanchester.co.uk