Types of imaging

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a widely used and effective tool for examining a variety of body areas and organs.

It does not produce any ionizing radiation and works by sending high frequency sound pulses into the body through a handheld probe or transducer.

The echoes or soundwaves that are bounced back to the transducer create high resolution images of the body part being scanned.

Ultrasound can be used for a wide variety of diagnostic purposes, including pregnancy scanning and imaging of the liver, kidneys, muscles, tendons, veins, arteries, neck, and breast.

Some ultrasound examinations require pre-scan preparation.  If you have any queries, please refer to our patient preparation sheets or simply phone one of our clinics.