Ultrasound

Ultrasound is another common imaging technique, which uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images of the internal body. Ultrasound is a commonly used diagnostic tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to examine various organs in the body. The sound waves bounce back off the body and care captured by a probe and converted into pictures. It can used to examine various organs of the body and even assess the health of a baby in the womb.

Sound waves are in many frequencies, which are used according to the types of tissues being targeted. Ultrasound machines at Oncology International use cutting-edge technology and intelligent software to deliver high-resolution images that enable more accurate diagnosis. During cancer biopsies, an ultrasound sensor can be attached to the needle. This produces real-time images, which leads doctors to the location of a tumour.

The Method

The patient lies down on an examination bed next to the ultrasound scanner, which is attached to a computer. There are many different types of probes that capture the sound waves as they bounce back from your body. Some probes are used only for the surface of the body, while others can be inserted within the body.

 

The technician applies a lubricating ointment on or in the anatomical area to be scanned. The pre-selected probe is then lightly pressed down and moved around on the region. Inserted probes are guided to move around within the body. The computer simultaneously displays images of the organs and blood vessels being scanned, which can then converted into hard copies.

Preparation

Your medical expert will give you instructions pertaining to your situation. Again, inform the doctor if you have metal implants and remove all metal objects from your person, prior to the test. If the uterus is being scanned, you may be asked to fill your bladder to enhance the images.