HERMANUS RADIOLOGY

 

Acuson X600 Ultrasound

 

 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. The imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and specialised gel placed directly on the skin. 

High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. These examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), thus there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.

This imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.(Radiology Info)

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