Proncor Hospital Ultrasound Exam
Ultrasound is a very common exam when it comes to diagnostic imaging, mainly because it can be used by several areas of medicine to identify, check and control the health conditions of children, adults, the elderly and the fetus during pregnancy. If after your consultation the doctor requests the ultrasound exam, you can perform it at the Proncor Hospital, for an affordable price, agility and efficiency in delivery.
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About the Ultrasound Exam
Ultrasound exams can be used for specialties such as gynecology, urology, orthopedics, endocrinology, medical clinic, gastroenterology, general surgery, pediatrics, vascular surgery, among others. There is an extensive list of types of ultrasound exams, which are used according to the medical specialties indicated. Among the main ones are:
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Ultrasound of the abdomen One of the most common tests performed in medical practice. There is the upper abdomen exam which aims to assess and identify diseases in the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and the Total Abdomen exam, which in addition to the pointed organs also assesses the kidneys and adrenals, large vessels (aorta and vena cava) urinary bladder and abdominal cavities.
Ultrasound of the joints Study that allows dynamic assessment of joints such as: shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, as well as the adjacent anatomical structures: muscles, tendons (tendinitis), bursae (bursitis), among others.
Ultrasound for blood circulation / Vascularization There is a type of ultrasound called Color Doppler. This test allows you to assess blood flow (blood circulation) in the various organs of the human body. The main indications for this exam are: study and research of varicose veins of the lower limbs, arterial insufficiency, research of alterations in the circulation or in lesions of organs such as liver and thyroid, assess the fetal maternal blood circulation during pregnancy.
Ultrasound of the breasts and transvaginal These are exams dedicated to women's health. Check out the main exams below: Breast ultrasound Unlike mammography, which is indicated mainly from the age of 40, breast ultrasound can be performed in any age group and especially in young patients to analyze the tissue and the mammary gland, in the search for nodules or cysts. It is a complementary exam to mammography in patients over 40 years of age. Also indicated for women with silicone implants (prosthesis) or pregnant patients (in order to avoid mammography radiation).
Transvaginal ultrasound This examination is done by inserting the transducer (equipment used to acquire the images) into the woman's vaginal canal. Therefore, it can only be performed on non-virgin patients. It is useful for evaluating the uterus, ovaries, endometrium (internal part of the uterus) and other structures of the female pelvis.
Ultrasound in pregnant women Perhaps this is the most well-known type of ultrasound, since it is the most used exam during pregnancy. Obstetric and morphological ultrasound, Obstetric Doppler and 3D / 4D examination are very common.
Obstetric ultrasound The obstetric examination helps to date the pregnancy, verify fetal growth and development, assess heartbeat and fetal vitality, study the placenta, among others.
Morphological ultrasound The morphological examination assesses the condition of the baby during pregnancy. It is performed in the first and second trimesters to assess the fetus' anatomy and development, in addition to research / screening for possible diseases or chromosomal disorders. In the first trimester, it takes place between 11 and 14 weeks of gestation, and in the second trimester, between 21 and 24 weeks.
Obstetric Doppler Assessment of fetal maternal blood circulation (placenta, umbilical cord and fetal circulation.
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