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Ultrasound involves the use of high frequency sound waves in order to produce images of organs and systems within the body. This machine takes multiple slices of the concerned area, which is processed by an advanced computer, then projected on a special monitor. Images can be stored on paper, films or CD. It is a safe, easy and painless procedure that is effective especially for evaluating fetuses.



  • Help in the diagnosis of various conditions (such as pain, swelling, infection)
  • Useful in the examination of many internal organs of the body  ( such as heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, uterus, eyes, thyroid and other organs)
  • Guide procedures such as needle biopsies
  • Image breasts and guide biopsy of breast cancer
  • Diagnose various heart conditions and assess damage after heart attack


How To Be Prepared For the Procedure?

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and remove all jewelry 
  • You will be asked to wear a gown during the procedure
  • For some types of scan you will be asked not to eat or drink for several hours before your appointment (this depends on your physician's instructions)
  • For other types of scan, you may be asked to drink a lot of water before the procedure (this depends on your physician's instructions)


What to Expect During The Procedure?

  • The procedure takes usually 30 minutes to an hour
  • In most cases, you will be positioned lying face-up on a movable examination table
  • A gel is applied on the area to be examined, then the radiologist presses the transducer firmly against the skin and sweeps it back and forth
  • In some ultrasound studies, the transducer is attached to a probe and inserted into a natural opening in the body



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