Ultrasonic diagnostics (heart, veins, abdomen, muscular and skeletal system)
Ultrasonic tests of the abdomen and abdomenal organs, urinary tract and reproductive organs have been used in the diagnosis of inherited irregularities as well as in carcinoma, pre-carcinoma, inflammatory conditions and a variety of injuries. It is also used as a method of monitoring treatment efficiency or managing any eventual complications after surgery or conservative (medical) treatment.
Ultrasound waves are not transmitted through organs containing air, nor through bones. Consequently, tests are not conclusive in the examination of some abdominal organs, such as the stomach, duodenum or intestines, and for organs in the pelvis only when the bladder is empty enough. The ultrasound method is reliable and patient-friendly (non-invasive) in the examination and discovery of carcinoma, inflammation and other diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid gland, pancreatic gland, lymphatic gland and neck soft tissues. Examination and assessment of those organs includes ultrasound examination of the thyroid and neck.
It is particularly recommended as a first and very often the only method necessary in discovering carcinoma and pre-carcinoma changes of the testicles or scrotum, where it is particularly important that diagnostics do not include radiation and consequently has a harmless Impact on the tissues of the male sex organs.
Ultrasonic examinations are thus recommended for children and pregnant women.