In sonography or an ultrasound examination, the part of the body to be examined is scanned with an ultrasound sensor.
Sonography functions without X-ray radiation and thus exposes the body to no risk.
This sensor sends a pulsed ultrasound wave and receives its echo, which comes from out of the body. Information from the inside of the body can be obtained from this and an image can be formed.
This procedure has been used for more than 25 years.
In our practice two state-of-the-art ultrasound devices are used which permit almost all examinations to be performed.
The practice conducts the following ultrasound examinations:
- Thyroid gland and soft tissue of the throat, if required with thyroid puncture (puncture cytology), e.g. of a tissue nodule in the thyroid (tissue removal)
- Abdomen and pelvis (liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary bladder, lymph nodes)
- Female and male breast
- Soft tissue
- Arterial and venous vessels in the arms and legs (colour-coded duplex sonography/doppler sonography)
- You must fast before you come to us to have your liver and gall bladder examined (no food or drink for at least 8 hours beforehand).
- No preparation is required for the other examinations.