A sonography test, commonly known as an ultrasound, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of internal body structures.
Ultrasound / sonography is considered a low-risk procedure. There are no known harmful effects, making it a safe. It does not involve ionizing radiation like X-rays or CT scans.
Sonography is used to visualize organs, tissues, and blood flow, helping in diagnosis and monitoring of pregnancy.
In many cases, a doctor's referral is needed for a ultrasound / sonography test.
Preparation can vary based on the specific ultrasound / sonography you're having. Common preparations include fasting before abdominal ultrasounds or having a full bladder for pelvic and pregnancy ultrasound / sonography.
Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to remove, as you may need to expose the area being examined. Hospital gowns are often provided when necessary.
The duration of the test can vary depending on the area being examined, but most ultrasounds are relatively quick, usually taking between 15 to 30 minutes.
Ultrasound / sonography is generally painless. The doctor may use a gel on the skin to facilitate the movement of the ultrasound probe, which may feel slightly cold.
Yes, ultrasound / sonography is commonly used during pregnancy to monitor fetal development, but it's essential to inform the healthcare provider of your pregnancy and any concerns.
The sonographer / sonologist will apply a gel to your skin and use a handheld probe to capture images. They will move the probe around to obtain the necessary images.
In many cases, you can see the images on the secondary monitor during the procedure. However, the sonographer's primary focus is obtaining the necessary diagnostic images.
You will generally receive your ultrasound / sonography results usually at same time or after a few hours. You can also receive on whatsapp or email.
Ultrasound / sonography can diagnose a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to pregnancy, gallstones, kidney stones, vascular issues, and various abdominal and pelvic disorders.
Yes, you can typically request a copy of your ultrasound / sonography images.
In many cases, you are welcome to bring a friend or family member for support.
The frequency of an ultrasound / sonography tests depends on your medical condition and your doctors recommendations. It may be a one-time test or part of ongoing monitoring.
Yes, we offer 3D and 4D ultrasound / sonography, which provide more detailed and lifelike images of the baby during pregnancy.
Yes, ultrasound / sonography has various applications, including therapeutic uses like guiding certain medical procedures, such as biopsy, tapping.