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Ultrasound (Sonar)

  • 20 minutes
  • 400 South African rand
  • Carr Street

Service Description

An ultrasound scan uses a machine which emits very high frequency sound waves (inaudible) which reflect off body tissues and create a picture of our organs. The procedure is painless and usually takes less than 45 minutes. Some of the common uses of ultrasound includes: Imaging solid organs of abdomen/pelvis, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, lymph nodes, uterus, ovaries and prostate. Imaging of fluid and fluid containing structures i.e. Gallbladder, bladder, ascites, pleural effusions (fluid around the lungs). Imaging of tendons, ligaments and joints. Imaging of thyroid gland and doing biopsies of thyroid nodules with a thin needle (FNA). Interventional procedures – Ultrasound is often used to drain fluid from various parts of the body and to biopsy growths and get tissue samples from the liver and kidneys. Doppler can evaluate the flow of blood in arteries and veins and some of the uses include: Carotid Doppler – to assess blood flow to brain and see if there are any blockages/plaques. Look for clots in veins. Check arterial and venous flow to liver. Check flow in transplant livers, kidneys and pancreas.

Contact Details

  • The Newtown Junction Mall, Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa

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