Frequently Asked Questions
What is an ultrasound examination?
Ultrasound uses sound waves that are reflected from within the human body to create images of the internal organs. We cannot hear these sound waves. Ultrasound is safe, painless, economical and convenient.
What is Doppler?
Doppler is a special kind of ultrasound to detect movement. It is mostly used to study the speed and direction of flow in blood vessels. It can also show flow of urine from kidneys to the urinary bladder and nature of abnormal fluid collections.
Is it safe?
Yes of course it is safe. In fact it is so safe that no patient has ever been injured by diagnostic medical ultrasound even after millions of exams worldwide.
Is it painful?
No. The scan itself is completely painless, although pressure may sometimes be required to improve the view in some areas.
How long does it take?
Most ultrasound examinations take around 5-15 minutes but sometimes take longer in complex studies or when patients cannot cooperate well.
How is it performed?
A water-based gel is applied to the area to be examined and the ultrasound probe is then placed in contact with the skin and moved over the surface to study the tissues below. The patient may be asked to roll to one side or hold their breath to improve image acquisition. After the scanning is completed, the gel is cleaned with soft tissues and the patient escorted to the waiting area.
When will I get the report?
Printed report (file) will be issued immediately and also sent to your mobile by WhatsApp or email for no additional charges.
Would the results be explained to me if I want?
Yes the doctor performing your examination would be pleased to discuss your results after the report is issued.
What if I have more questions?
Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions.