ULTRASOUND SCANNING

Ultrasound scanning is a study that generates images from the inside of the body in real time while recording the sounds produced by different tissues of the explored anatomic area when they receive vibrations from the transducer.

This non-invasive study shows high quality images in an easy and safe way, helping for a more precise diagnosis.

Patient Information

WHAT WILL THE PATIENT FEEL DURING THE ULTRASOUND SCANNING?

During the examination, patients 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 some pressure when the doctor slides the transducer. When the examination is over, the nurse will give the patient napkins to remove the gel from their body.

DOES THE PATIENT NEED ANY PREPARATION?

Preparation 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, they do not need to fast.

In case of an ultrasound on the pelvic area, it is recommended that the patient drinks plenty of fluids to achieve a full bladder, so the doctor can perform a correct study. For a transvaginal ultrasound, the patient must attend the study when she is not on her menstruation period.

On the day of the test, all patients must bring a medical order signed by their physician, the previous studies if th ere were any, and comfortable clothes with no metal pieces, such as sweat pants .

IS THERE ANY RISK?

This examination is safe, non-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, fro m 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays f rom 8:00am to 1:00pm.

For Physicians

IDACA works with the most advanced equipment available in the market. We also count with a digital diagnostic system that allows a wider range of applications in areas such as abdominal, muscle-skeletal, vascular structures (ultrasonic color Doppler), transrectal, prostate and small parts (breasts, testicles and thyroid), Additionally it can be applied to fields of OB/GYN and pediatrics.