Ultrasound

Being painless, harmless, no radiation and no contrast are used.

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General

  • The whole check up can take around 1-2 hours (registration and waiting time included), please reserve enough time.
  • All medications except those for diabetes can be take as usual.

Preparation before ultrasound

  • You should fast for 6 hours before the abdominal/ gallbladder ultrasound.
  • Ultrasound of pelvis, prostate or bladder requires a full bladder. Please drink around 300ml of water before the examination.
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Ultrasound
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Being painless, harmless, no radiation and no contrast are used.

Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.

  • Ultrasound has no radiation
  • Gel is applied to the examination area
  • Not painful
  • Whole procedure takes ~20minutes

Why it’s done
Ultrasound is used for many reasons, including to:

  • View the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy and monitor the developing baby’s health
  • Diagnose gallbladder disease
  • Evaluate blood flow
  • Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment
  • Examine a breast lump
  • Check your thyroid gland
  • Detect genital and prostate problems
  • Assess joint inflammation (synovitis)
  • Evaluate metabolic bone disease

What is breast ultrasound?
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  • Suitable for women of any age
  • Ultrasound is radiation-free and painless. It is suitable for pregnant women.
  • Uses high-frequency sound waves to penetrate tissues to obtain images of body organs.
  • Ultrasound can help identify nodules and cysts.