Learn More About 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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More Information About Ultrasound

  1. Advantages of Ultrasound
  2. Disadvantages of Ultrasound

Advantages of Ultrasound:

It is very easy to perform. The probe is placed on the patient’s body and the image can be viewed instantaneously.

  • It does not cause any discomfort or there may be minimal discomfort that is bearable.
  • It is non-invasive, does not involve any cutting of the skin or other tissues.
  • There is no radiation hazard because it has non-ionizing radiation being emitted.
  • It is relatively inexpensive when compared to the other imaging modalities currently available.
  • Ultrasound centers are abundant through every nook and corner of the state/country.

Disadvantages of Ultrasound:

  • The information that can be inferred form ultrasound is dependent on the person who is doing the ultrasound. If the operator is not competent enough, then certain information can be missed.
  • Performing ultrasound on very thin and obese patients is difficult.

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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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