Ultrasound and Doppler examinations can be performed on most parts of the body and provide excellent information about a variety of conditions – from pregnancy to gall stones, varicose veins and even muscle tears. Our Philips iu22 advanced ultrasound equipment shows very high quality images in real-time.

These examinations are carried out and interpreted by a radiologist (a doctor trained in reading x-rays and ultrasounds) and a sonographer (a technologist trained in ultrasound imaging). The sonographer uses a transducer probe (a hand-held device which produces and receives the sound waves) to display the images. The ultrasound procedure is usually painless.

Your doctor will explain why an ultrasound examination is necessary and the best choice of imaging for you. Your doctor may feel it is necessary for you to have an x-ray or other procedure, as well as an ultrasound.

Preparing for Ultrasound examination

You will need to make an appointment for this examination. Depending on the ultrasound examination that your doctor has requested, you may be asked to fast from food and fluids. Some examinations require you to drink a significant amount of water prior to arriving so that your bladder is full. You will be advised of the appropriate preparation when you make your appointment.You may be asked to change into a gown.

You may be asked to sign a consent form prior to a US guided procedure.

Please remember-

  • To bring any relevant old images and reports for comparison
  • To advise us regarding any allergy, history of diabetes or kidney problems