Ultrasound Scans


An ultrasound scan is a non-invasive scan used to monitor and diagnose conditions in many parts of the body.  An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the interior of the human body.  During the scan a probe is passed over an area of your body.  The sound waves bounce off internal organs and are passed back through the microphone to the computer which uses the sound waves to create images on the monitor.


What is Ultrsound used for?


Women’s and men’s health test can include ultrasound for;


→ Pregnancy

→ Breast Cancer

→ Endoscopic screening

→ Testicular screening

→ Thyroid

→ Prostate

→ Gynaecological

→ Renal

→ Gland/ Salivary gland

→ Aorta



What happens during an ultrasound scan?

The scan is a painless procedure that has no known side effects and is performed by the medical centre’s registered radiologist.  The procedure will take on average between 15 to 30 minutes depending on the area.  A clear gel is spread on the area and the probe is pressed onto your skin and moved back and forth over the area being scanned.  The image will be displayed on the screen. The radiologist will be able to discuss your results during or immediately after the scan.  For more complex cases a detailed analysis may be needed and you will be informed of when to expect your results.

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