ULTRASOUND SCANNING

The ultrasound scanning is an examination that generates images from the inside of the body in real time when registering the sounds produced by the different tissues of the explored anatomic area when they receive the vibration or waves from the transducer

This examination is safe, not invasive, painless, and easy to practice. And thanks to the quality of the images, the diagnoses are more precise.

Patient Information

WHAT WILL THE PATIENT FEEL DURING THE ULTRASOUND SCANNING?

During the examination the patient will be on a stretcher and the doctor will apply a hot gel on the area that needs to be studied. After that, the patient will feel a little pressure when the doctor slides the transducer. When the examination is over, the nurse will give the patient some napkins to remove the gel from his/her body.

DOES THE PATIENT NEED ANY PREPARATION?

This will depend on the ultrasound that will be performed.

For an ultrasound on the abdominal area, 8 hours of fasting are required so the doctor can visualize the vesicle. If the patient does not have vesicle, she/he does not need to fast.

In case of an ultrasound on the pelvic area, the patient must have the bladder full so the doctor can perform a correct study. That is why the patient must drink a lot of water until it is urgent to urinate. On the other side, if it is a transvaginal ultrasound, the patient must go when she is not on her period.

Likewise, on the day of the examination, it is important that the patients bring the medical order, previous tests (if they have) and wear comfortable clothes such as sport pants in order to make the examination easier and reduce the wait time.

IS THERE ANY RISK?

This examination is safe, not invasive, painless, and easy to practice. And thanks to the quality of the images, the diagnoses are more precise.

OTHER INDICATIONS

It is mandatory to bring the medical order on the day of the examination.

The ultrasounds are performed by order of arrival from Mondays to Fridays. From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

For Physicians

We have the most technologically advanced equipment with different transducers for the obtaining of a better contrast and spatial resolution. We also count on a digital diagnostic system which allows a wider range of applications in areas such as abdominal, muscle-skeletal, vascular structures (ultrasonic color Doppler) trans-rectal prostate and small parts (breasts, testicles and thyroid) and in field such as gynecological and pediatrics.