Ultrasound for health disordersUltrasound is the same function with x-ray to diagnose health disorders for the patients. X-ray is using radiation exposure but ultrasound is really safe because it’s not using radiation.

This device uses high frequency sound waves to produce some images of patient’s body internal organs.

Ultrasound or well-known as Sonography is very important machine in detecting many diseases and abnormality within abdomen, pelvic, extremities, thyroid, head, soft-tissue, testicles, breast and the other regions of the body.

Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound is commonly option to be checked by Doctor or Specialist to ensure the organs are healthy without diseases such as liver, gall bladder, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, urinary bladder, uterus and both adnexa for female patient and prostate for male patient. Combination test with laboratory is the good solution to get the right diagnosis.

Several advantages of using ultrasound as diagnostic tool are like non-invasive, no pain and relatively cheap price procedure. This machine is almost used in Hospital and Clinic besides x-ray or radiology facilities.

Gynecologist has used ultrasound to perform and view female uterus and pregnancy stages. Fetus inside the uterus can be seen clearly and safely to provide helpful information like fetus size and gender, multiple fetus and any abnormalities. Heart condition and fetus health is the most information thing before delivery process.

Health disorders have detected well by ultrasound like cyst/nodule, gall stones/cholelithiasis, pancreatitis, foreign body, appendicitis, tumor, prostatic hypertrophy and varicocele and so on. This machine is a good enough to evaluate and review the organs after surgery or operation.

Ultrasound has developed fast to accommodate the new technology and resulted advanced function like Doppler ultrasound, 4D Dimension and echocardiography to detect heart function including blood vessel, heart structure and wall, valve condition, flow velocity of blood and others. Echocardiography (ECG) is really helpful to detect of valve failure and aortic valve narrowing.

Function of ultrasound is widening because it can be used for non-diagnostic purpose like to perform biopsy and provide live image of the organs while Specialist inserting a thin and long needle into organs to remove fluid or tissue. So ultrasound can guide to the right spot of the object.

Advanced training and long experience will make Gynecologist, Radiologist or Sonographer to help them perform their jobs more accurately and successfully. Hard-work and working professionally will make the patient satisfied and to avoid medical malpractice.


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