Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
What Is Ultrasound?
An ultrasound image is produced by the reflection of sound waves. Sound waves are sent into the body via a transducer, (probe) which is a small hand-held device placed on the relevant body part by the sonographer. A moving black and white image appears on the ultrasound screen, (similar to a television screen) allowing the sonographer to examine different body parts.
These examinations are carried out and interpreted by Dr. Vlasic (a sonographer and doctor trained in performing and reading ultrasounds).
Ultrasound examinations are performed on many parts of the body and give excellent information about a wide variety of conditions. In obstetrics ultrasound can be used to assess normal fetal anatomy, biometry, number, and position. It can also be used to assess placental position and amniotic fluid volume. Vascular ultrasound enables real time imaging of blood flow thus making it possible to discern stenoses in the arteries, or thrombosis of the veins. Musculoskeletal ultrasound allows us to image tendons, muscles and nerves for degeneration or tears. In the abdomen and pelvis ultrasound can be used to assess the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, prostate, uterus, ovaries and testes. Ultrasound can also be valuable in assessing the breast and thyroid gland.
Our practice performs the following ultrasounds
• Echocardiography (Adult & Paediatric)
• Kidneys (Renal Tract)
• Pelvic (Gynae)
• First Trimester
• First Trimester Screening (Nuchal Translucency)
• Second Trimester
• Third Trimester
• Musculoskeletal ultrasound
(including intra-articular steroid injections)
• Vascular Ultrasound
• Abdominal Aorta
• Arterial upper and lower limbs
• Carotid Doppler
• DVT studies
• Renal arteries