Diagnostic ultrasound scans for children and Adults
Ultrasound scanning is one of the most reliable diagnostic methods in modern medical practice, with many advantages:
Ultrasounds are sound waves, of a very high frequency (over 20,000 Hz), which cannot be heard by the human ear. Special instruments record these sounds passing through the human body and thus we can examine the anatomy and the possible existence of pathological findings in all organs and also image tumors, nodules, cysts, calculi (stones), inflammatory foci, etc, in the human body.
Ultrasounds cannot pass through the air of through bones. The air in the abdomen does not permit to the ultrasounds to examine organs that lie behind the air mass. With the ultrasound scan it is possible to diagnose a high number of pathological conditions in children and adults, as well as to monitor their response to the administered treatment.
With the use of the Doppler and the color Triplex we can record the blood flow through the blood vessels (arteries and veins), and thus it is possible to find stenoses, occlusions, clots or other structural and functional disorders. Particularly for the carotid arteries, the control can contribute to the prevention of possible cerebral strokes.
The bone mass measurement with ultrasounds is a useful method, that is particularly cheap and easy, which can be applied for the initial osteoporosis screening in postmenopausal women. In women where a problem has been detected, it can be recommended subsequently to perform a DEXA scan, where the problem will be confirmed or not.
Elastorgraphy is essentially a new ultrasound technique, that allows the evaluation of the elasticity or hardness of the tissues that are examined during the ultrasound scanning process. A small pressure is applied to the skin at the point of the damage, as in the case of a palpation and the elasticity of the lesions and damages is mapped with different colors that allow its quantitative assessment. Elastography is used in breast, liver, thyroid, lymph node examinations.
Cancer presents in general a higher hardness, therefore elastography can provide the necessary information, so that biopsies are limited only to the ones that are absolutely necessary.
The ultrasound scan can give information about the precise place and composition of the lesion
Elastography informs us about the elasticity of the tissues. The ultrasound scan is a subjective examination and it is highly important that it is performed by well trained doctors that are experienced in this method and have a high knowledge of the diseases of the examined organs.
In our MEDICAL PRACTICE is performed, with knowledge and interest, a wide range of ultrasound scans of various organs and vessels of the human body. The examined person must be aware that for some of these examinations a special preparation is required before the examination. For more information, please contact us at the phone number 23100 292 99.
Ultrasound Scan of the Upper Abdomen
The organs we examine are the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, retroperitoneal space, intestine and the walls of the abdomen (with the high frequency heads).
Preparation of the patient
Ultrasound Scan of the Lower Abdomen
With this ultrasound scan, we examine the organs of the lower abdomen and principally: the urinary bladder, the uterus and the ovaries, as well as the prostate.
Ultrasound Scan of the Cervix
The organs that are principally examined by the ultrasound scan of the cervix are the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, the salivary glands and the lymph nodes of the cervix.
Salivary Glands (parotid, submandibular)
Ultrasound Scan of the Scrotum
Soft Tissue Ultrasound Scan
Triplex Vascular Ultrasound
With the color ultrasound scanning – Triplex, we can examine the blood flow through the blood vessels of the human body such as the aorta, the carotid arteries, the renal arteries, the veins and arteries of the lower and upper limbs.
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Can it replace mammography?
Mammography plus ultrasound examination detects 95% of palpable cancers.