Ultrasound is used for a variety of reasons, including to:
- View the uterus and ovaries of a pregnant woman and assess her fetus
- Diagnose gallbladder disease
- Evaluate flow in blood vessels
- Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment
- Evaluate a breast lump
- Check a thyroid gland
- Diagnose some cancers
- Reveal genital and prostate abnormalities
Today there are two types of medical ultrasound:
- Ultrasound scan is a classic way of scanning internal organs with displaying results on the monitor screen in real time.
- Doppler sonography evaluates blood flow as it moves through blood vessels. A Doppler ultrasound analysis bounces high-frequency sound waves off blood cells in motion and records changes in frequency of the sound waves as they echo back to the transducer probe. It then converts this data into a visual representation of how fast and in what direction blood is flowing.
Advantages of ultrasound in the GVM International
- Performing ultrasound examination in GVM International has a large number of benefits that affect the quality of its results and, therefore, has an effect on the treatment process and its outcomes.
- We examine our patients with the most modern medical equipment of "Phillips" brand with high resolution.
- Professionals who work in our clinic are not only highly qualified, have a great experience.
- We examine our patients in comfortable surroundings and a convenient time for the patient.
- Ultrasound result is given to a patient immediately after examination implementation.
- Ultrasound can be supplemented with other types of diagnostics.
Types of ultrasound examination
GVM International offers its patients more than 50 different types of ultrasound, the most common of which are:
Diagnostic ultrasound is a safe procedure that uses low-power sound waves. There are no known risks.
Although ultrasound is a valuable tool, it has limitations. Sound doesn't travel well through air or bone, so ultrasound isn't effective at imaging parts of your body that have gas in them or are hidden by bone. To view these areas, your doctor may order other imaging tests, such as CT or MRI scans or X-rays.
Preparing for an Ultrasound
The following examinations are conducted STRICTLY ON AN EMPTY STOMACH:
- Complex ultrasound examination of abdominal cavity
- Ultrasound dopplerography (USDG) of renal vessels
- Doppler ultrasound of the portal system
- Gallbladder function evaluation (bring 2 egg yolks or sorbitol or 25% sour cream, 200 ml)
- Contrast examination of the stomach (bring 1 liter of boiled water)
- Doppler ultrasound of the pelvis and abdomen
- Rectal examination (2 additional enema in the evening)
- Examination of the lumbar spine (2 additional enema in the evening)
DRINK WATER prior to the following exams:
- Female pelvic ultrasound examination (the uterus and appendages)
- Early pregnancy ultrasound (from 3 to 8 weeks)
- Ultrasound examination of the prostate
- It is recommended to drink 1 litre of water 1.5/2 hours prior to exam, not to pee, come with a full bladder.
NO PREPARATION is required for the following exams:
- Ultrasound of kidneys, thyroid gland, mammary gland, soft tissues, joints
- Eyes, pleural cavity, scrotum, cervical spine
- The 13th week of the pregnancy
- Lymph nodes, Doppler ultrasound of peripheral vessels
- Transcranial Doppler ultrasound (brain's blood vessels)
- Cytologic puncture of the thyroid and mammary glands