Also called ultrasonography, ultrasound is a complementary imaging diagnostic exam, fast, very simple, safe and painless.
In ultrasound, through high frequency sound waves, images of the organs and tissues of the human body are generated. In these images, it is possible to determine sizes, shapes and even distances from the organ under study.
There are several types of ultrasound, and the choice of each one obviously depends on its purpose.
This diagnostic test is especially useful for investigating abdominal pain, diagnosing pathologies in the uterus or ovaries, confirming pregnancy conditions and evaluating the various stages of fetal development. It also allows you to check any structure of the human body, whether muscles, tendons or even joints.
At the Oval Medical Centre, we offer four types of ultrasound scan and new types will be available soon. We constantly invest in technology – and skills – to support effective diagnosis and health evaluation.
Ultrasound scans we offer:
- Abdominal ultrasound
It allows to investigate pain, presence of liquids or masses at the abdominal level; it also allows analyzing organs, like liver, kidneys and urinary tract.
- Neck/thyroid ultrasound
Allows you to investigate the thyroid gland, checking its shape, size or the presence of unwanted nodules.
- Pelvic ultrasound
In the case of women, it is an exam indicated for the study of the structures of the female reproductive system – ovaries, uterus and blood vessels in the region. Often performed to diagnose endometriosis. In the case of men, it is indicated for analysis and investigation of the prostate.
- Transvaginal ultrasound
Also called endovaginal, widely used for researching local lesions, evaluating the correct insertion of the IUD (intrauterine device), and also indicated for surveillance/follow-up of early pregnancy – between the 6th and 12th week.
In some types of ultrasound, it will be necessary to drink a lot of water before the exam, so that some images are correctly captured.
Do not worry. We will always be available to clarify all details to you before your appointment with our sonographer.