- USG study in our department is only restricted to Neurovascular and Peripheral nerve Imaging . Other types of scan are not done currently
- USG scan means Ultra sonogrpahy scan
- This type of scanning does not use X- rays and hence USG scan is not associated with any radiation induced risks and can be done in small children and in pregnant women.
- USG scan gives more information in comparison with the Xrays.
- USG scan is the best technique currently available to assess the diseases of abdomen
- USG scan may take 15- 20 minutes
- USG machine is widely available and is relatively in expensive.
When is an USG Scan required?
- Pain abdomen
- Liver disorders
- Kidney disorders
- Pancreatic disorders
- Bladder disorders
- Uterine and prostate disorders
- Congenital diseases
- Diagnosis of fluid collection and its guided drainage anywhere in the body
- Doppler USG for vascular disorders like stenosisor occlusion
What are the types of USG Scan?
- Doppler study arteries: Study of vessels which supply blood
- Doppler study Vein: Study of vessels which drain blood
- USG Abdomen: Study of solid organs in abdomen
- USG Pelvis: Study of bladder, uterus, ovaries, prostate etc
- High resolution USG: Thin section study for better visualization of small structures like nerves, muscles etc.
- Antenatal USG: Study of pregnant uterus and fetus is not done at our institute
How do you prepare for USG Scan?
- Can I take food prior to scan?
It is better to be fasting for minimum six hours prior to the scan. Fasting means not taking any solid, liquid, milk, milk based food and fruits.
Plenty of Plain water should be taken.
Regular medicines should be taken with plain water only. Medicines for diabetes should be taken after consulting your doctor only.
Fasting is not required for Doppler studies of upper and lower limbs and also for antenatal scans beyond 3 months
- Is any blood investigation required prior to scan?
No blood investigations are required.
- Do I have to remove jewels and clothes before scan?
- Should I be accompanied by someone.