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Ultrasound Overview

An ultrasound examination uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image. The sound waves reflect off body structures such as the liver and muscles.

An image is then created by using software with a special computer. No radiation (such as is used with x-ray images) is used during an ultrasound examination.

The test is a painless procedure and involves the patient lying down or sitting next to the ultrasound machine.

A water-based gel is applied to the skin over the area of concern that helps to transmit the sound waves.

A transducer or probe is then moved over the examination area.

The ultrasound department at MBRI covers general abdominal ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, neonatal and paediatrics ultrasound, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and gynaecological examinations.