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Diagnostic Ultrasound (Sonography)

FAQs: Diagnostic Ultrasound (Sonography)

What does it consist of?

  • You may be asked to remove some or all of your clothes (those over the area of interest), a gown will be provided.
  • The consultant radiologist drapes a cloth over any exposed areas that are not needed for the exam.
  • The consultant radiologist applies a mineral oil-based jelly to your skin — this jelly eliminates air between the probe and your skin to help pass the sound waves into your body.
  • He/she passes the probe over your skin to obtain the required images.
  • You may be asked to change positions to get better looks at the area of interest.
  • After the images have been acquired and measurements taken, the data is stored on a PACS system for reporting.
  • The ultrasound gel is removed.
  • You get dressed.

For more information visit NHS.UK: Ultrasound 

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