An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to generate images of internal body structures.
Ultrasound has a wide range of applications. It is commonly used for obstetric imaging; small parts imaging, including the breast, neck and testes; abdominal and pelvic imaging; as well as musculoskeletal and vascular imaging.
UItrasound provides detailed, real time information without the use of radiation. The ability to see a moving image also makes ultrasound an excellent tool for guiding procedures such as needle biopsies and injections.
Images are generated with the use of a small hand held ultrasound transducer. High frequency sound waves, not audible to the human ear, are transmitted to the area of interest and the reflected signal is converted into an image. Our specialist Radiologists then review these images for diagnostic purposes.
Ultrasound uses sound waves only and does not use ionising radiation.
Ultrasound does not have any known risks, side effects or complications and is considered very safe.