A scan that allows doctors to easily and safely see inside a patient’s body without using radiation. Doctors employ ultrasound imaging in diagnosing a wide variety of conditions affecting the organs and soft tissues of the body, including the heart and blood vessels, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, eyes, thyroid, testicles, breast, fetus etc.

• Obstetrics & Gynaecology – this procedure provides confirmation of pregnancy and information on the development of the foetus and the uterus during pregnancy; and identification of any tumours in ovary or abnormalities in the reproductive organs etc.

• Cardiology – seeing the inside of the heart to identify abnormal structures/cysts or functions or infections etc and measuring blood flow through the heart and major blood vessels.

• Abdominal Ultrasound – to screen for diseases in the liver, pancreas, gall bladder, the kidneys and aneurysm (for smokers); and or obstructions or abnormal growths in certain areas eg. cyst, tumor etc.

• Breast – to view and identify tumours/ lumps in the breast; as well as guide the positioning of a needle during a biopsy.

• Transvaginal – to view uterus and ovaries.

• Urology – measuring blood flow through the kidney, seeing kidney stones, detecting prostate cancer early.

• Invasive procedures under USG guidance – For example, if there is a large fluid collection within the kidney, it can be drained through a small puncture made through the skin, under USG guidance. ultrasound guided injections for treatment of pain in the knee joints plus various biopsies.

• 3D + 4D – ultrasound gives a 3-dimensional effect providing a photographic image of the baby in the womb and identifying any disfiguration in the infant.

• Thyroid ultrasound – to identify any abnormal growth as well as guide the positioning of a needle during a biopsy.

• Muscular Skeletal ultrasound

• Scrotum Ultrasound

• Renal Ultrasound – detect obstruction, tumors, cysts, fluid collection, infection, or stones in the kidney

• Transrectal ultrasound – to view the prostrate gland.