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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a method of visualizing organs and tissues based on the unique ability of ultrasound waves to penetrate organic structures and reflect off them.

Ultrasound allows doctors to quickly examine an organ, to analyze its functionality and anatomical structure, to determine its contractile activity and localization, and to identify functional abnormalities or pathological changes in the tissues. At GMS Hospital, our ultrasound experts perform diagnostics on all organs and bodily systems using the most advanced equipment available.

Ultrasound diagnostics

How it works

Ultrasound technology provides doctors with a wealth of information about the condition and function of the body's internal organs, with almost no contraindications. Ultrasound images are created by sending pulses of high-frequency sound waves through soft tissues, whose surfaces reflect the waves differently. The specialist directs the sound waves with a handheld transducer, moving it along the external surface of the skin.

The reflections of the sound waves from body tissues are detected by the transducer and processed into a visual image that appears on a computer monitor, allowing the doctor to assess the condition of the organ in real time. Ultrasonic imaging is suitable for all patients, and it is the method of choice for diagnosing pregnant women and elderly patients.

Why patients choose us

The diagnostics department at GMS Hospital is equipped with the most advanced ultrasound devices that offer the widest range of functions:

  • 3D/4D format provides a three-dimensional image that can be viewed in different planes and at different angles;
  • examinations take only a few minutes, and you will immediately receive a printout of the results;
  • ultrasound exams are carried out by diagnosticians with many years of practical experience;
  • The combination of advanced equipment and highly trained specialists at GMS means that you can be assured of the most reliable examination results and the most accurate diagnosis.

The diagnostic department at GMS has equipment for performing most types of ultrasounds, including duplex scanning, cardiac examinations, Doppler ultrasound, ultrasound examination of joints, and ultrasound screening during pregnancy.

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Types of ultrasound exams available at GMS Hospital

We carry out comprehensive ultrasound exams of all organs and body systems:

  • soft tissue;
  • pregnant women (3D/4D);
  • thyroid gland;
  • mammary glands;
  • nasal sinuses;
  • abdominal organs;
  • kidney and urinary tract;
  • heart (echocardiography);
  • bladder;
  • scrotum;
  • joints;
  • spinal column;
  • infants and children;
  • Doppler ultrasound of blood vessels;
  • neurosonography.

After the procedure, the doctor will describe the results in detail and provide recommendations for further steps. Patients are seen every day of the week. You can sign up for a consultation by phone or on our website.

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How the ultrasound exam is performed

Ultrasound is a comfortable, safe and painless procedure. The patient usually lies down on an examination table or sits in a semi-reclined position. The ultrasound specialist applies a clear gel to the surface of the transducer and moves it along the surface of the skin, sometimes applying a small amount of pressure. The examination usually lasts 15-20 minutes. Some types of exams, such as ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis, require simple preparation:

  • low-fiber diet for 3-4 days before the survey;
  • on the evening of the procedure, a bowel cleanse should be performed;
  • for transabdominal ultrasound (through the peritoneal membrane) the patient should have a full bladder: 1 liter of non-carbonated water should be drunk 1-1.5 hours before the procedure;
  • for transvaginal ultrasound, an empty bladder is required.

No advance preparation is needed for ultrasound examination of joints, thyroid, non-abdominal soft tissues, heart, blood vessels and lymph nodes. Examination of the mammary glands is performed between the 5th and 7th day of the menstrual cycle, or on any day during menopause or in the event of menstrual dysfunction. For ultrasound with contrast, results are available within several days.

Ultrasound exams allow doctors to identify pathologies without X-rays or invasive procedures. You can choose a convenient time for your ultrasound exam by calling us or using our online form.