What Happens During Ultrasound Examination

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Oct 05, 2013
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What happens during an ultrasound examination?

  • You will be made to lie on an examination table and will be asked to loosen your garments depending on the area imaged.
  • The doctor will ask you some basic questions about your general health.
  • Will the ultrasound examination be painful?

    The ultrasound examination is typically painless. You may experience some discomfort if the transducer is pressed too hard against the pelvic region especially if the bladder is full.
  • How long will the procedure last?

    A typical ultrasound exam takes about 30 minutes to one hour.

    A small amount of a gel is applied over your skin. This would help in obtaining a clear image without any interference by air getting trapped between your skin and the ultrasound probe.
  • The transducer is pressed firmly against your skin and swept back

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Very nice blog, Dr.Reeja

You have deftly articulated on the types of Ultrasound and its uses. Ultrasound is used in several areas such as diagnostics, pregnancy, medical procedures and therapeutic applications. It has been particularly helpful in the field of Obstetrics because it's non-invasive and doesn't use radiation, making it safer for the fetus.

sangkoo

how does the ultrasound observe the flow of blood and bone density?

shanons90

ok but how is ultrasound used in bats?!?!? xoxo

jodiex

this sounds so bad but atleast we have ultra-sound we need it to help this world xxxxx my

If I am to have a KUB ultrasound am I not allowed to eat anytime before the procedure?

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