Ultrasound imaging uses a transducer or probe to generate sound waves and produce pictures of the body's internal structures. It does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and provides a clear picture of soft tissues that don't show up well on x-ray images. Ultrasound is often used to help diagnose unexplained pain, swelling and infection. It may also be used to provide imaging guidance to needle biopsies or to see and evaluate conditions related to blood flow. It's also the preferred imaging method for monitoring a pregnant woman and her unborn child.
Doppler ultrasound, also called color Doppler ultrasonography, is a special ultrasound technique that allows the physician to see and evaluate blood flow through arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs, neck and/or brain (in infants and children) or within various body organs such as the liver or kidneys.
PRIMA is equipped with the latest state of the art GE Voluson E8, Logic S7, Logic P9 and Logic F6 ultrasound and Doppler system with 4D capabilities. We perform the following procedures in the Department of Ultrasound:
- 1. Abdominal or Renal doppler and pelvic ultrasound
- 2. Obstetric ultrasound
- 3. Trans-cavitary ultrasound
- 4. Neck and thyroid ultrasound
- 5. Musculoskeletal ultrasound
- 6. Breast ultrasound
- 7. Soft tissue ultrasound
- 8. Doppler studies including aortic, carotid, renal Doppler and peripheral arterial and venous Doppler.
- 9. Ultrasound guided procedures
- 10. Echo
USG Abdomen and Pelvis:
- 1. 3-4 hours of Fasting.
- 2. Full bladder (Should not pass urine until completion of scan)- 4-5 glass of water 1 hour prior to scan.
- 1. Full bladder required. No fasting neccassary.
- 1. Before 16 weeks - Full bladder required. Patient may eat.
- 2. After 16 weeks: No special preperation necessary.
Peripheral Doppler Studies:
- 1. No special preperation required.
Abdominal or Real Doppler:
- 1. Preferably overnight fasting followed by scan in the morning or atleast 4 hours of fasting prior to scan.