Ultrasound is the safest way of looking inside the human body. It involves the use of high-frequency sound waves which are harmless to the human body. Ultrasound scanning can help in almost any domain of disease identification. Ultrasound can be used to image many areas of the body including the pelvis and abdomen, the musculoskeletal system, the breast, the male reproductive system, the kidney, the thyroid, and salivary glands, the gall bladder, the pancreas and the developing foetus, liver, neck etc.
Ultrasounds can be used to examine many parts of the body including the:
- Blood vessels
- Musculoskeletal system
- Other soft tissue organs
Pregnancy Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a highly valuable diagnostic tool and it is particularly useful during pregnancy because it is completely safe for you and your baby. Some of the useful indications for use during pregnancy include:
- for dating purposes and to accurately determine your due date
- to ascertain the number of babies present
- to check for any bleeding early in the pregnancy
- to check the position of the placenta
- to assess the growth of the baby and its general well-being
- to provide information about the anatomy of the baby and check for possible abnormalities*
*not all possible birth abnormalities are reliably diagnosed using ultrasound and all scan results should be interpreted within the limitations of the test.