Ultrasound is safe and painless. It produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves that help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
What are some common uses of this procedure?
Abdominal scans: is used to investigate abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abnormal sounds and lumps. Structures to be examined may include the gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and large blood vessels.
Pelvic scans: may be performed if a woman is suffering pelvic pain or has abnormal periods, fibroids, cysts or other conditions associated with the female reproductive system
Pregnancy scans: this checks for fetal abnormalities (such as spina bifida), age and position of a fetus, and monitor fetal growth and development.
Other uses: bone scans (to check regions like a shoulder, hip or elbow), breast scans and a scan of a person's eye (to check its internal structures).
A particular type of ultrasound scan, called a Doppler ultrasound, is used to detect the speed and direction of blood flow in some areas of the body, for example, neck arteries and leg veins.
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No matter what your reason for needing the ultrasound, we'll take care of it. At English Doctor Barcelona, we have a trained and skilled staff, with the best professionals willing to provide you with the best care while we perform your ultrasound with the utmost efficiency. Also, if necessary, we can explore the cause behind it and tell you about the next steps to take.
We are your medical centre, and your health is our priority. At English Doctor Barcelona, we understand that you deserve personalized, quality care, and that's just what we provide.