What is Ultrasound Scan?
Ultrasound scans are images of the internal organs created from sound waves. The images are produced when the sound waves are directed into the body then reflected back to a scanner that measures them.
How does an Ultrasound work?
The ultrasound scanner looks like a small paint roller. As it moves back and forth over the body, it sends sound waves through the skin and muscles. These waves are then turned into an image that appears on a TV screen.
What does Ultrasound used for?
• Help to monitor the growth of an unborn child, and check for abnormalities.
• Detect abnormalities of heart structures such as the heart valves.
• Help to diagnose problems of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, thyroid gland, lymph nodes, kidneys, bladder
• Detect abnormal widening of blood vessels