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Ultrasound

What does a radiologist do?

The radiologist specializes in the diagnosis of diseases and internal injuries, his work is assisted by X-ray, ultrasound, MR, CT equipment.

When may ultrasound be needed?

Ultrasound is a basic test for soft tissues and circulatory functions. Suitable for quick orientation, joint examination of several organs and completely safe (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus and ovaries / prostate in men). It may also be used to make a diagnosis (including gallstones, gallbladder inflammation, kidney stones, ductal stone, cysts, etc.). Ultrasound examination is the first choice for laboratory abnormalities (abnormal liver and kidney function) in patients with abdominal or cervical, limb, joint soft tissue complaints (injury, pain, palpable nodule).

Very useful in case of heart disease, cerebral and limb circulatory disorders for the first orientation and to highlight cases that need further investigation. It is also an important method in examining foetuses. The disadvantage is that the parts covered with bones or the parts covered with air and gas cannot be examined thoroughly (for example, the gastrointestinal tract) and the image quality is poorer in overweight people.

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Types of ultrasound examination

 

  • Abdominal and pelvic
  • Joint
  • Thyroid
  • Breast
  • Lower limb
  • Testicular
  • Soft tissue
  • Examination of the circulation of the veins of the lower and upper limbs (colour Doppler-duplex ultrasound)
  • Examination of carotid artery circulation (colour Doppler-duplex ultrasound)

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