Ultrasound imaging involves passage of high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Advantages of ultrasound are absence of radiation, real-time imaging making visualization of moving structures possible and doppler imaging allowing estimation of blood flow .
During ultrasound water-based gel is applied to the area of the body being studied, the transducer is placed against the skin in various locations, sweeping over the area of interest study the area of concern. Transrectal and transvaginal ultrasounds are also carried out for better evaluation of pelvic organs.
The ultrasound department is equipped with the latest scanner capable of high-end applications like3-D and 4-D ultrasound, elastography, ARFI and dynamic post contrast studies.
Ultrasound guided procedures like FNAC, biopsies, paracentesis (pleural and ascetic fluid aspiration) and pigtail insertion. Advanced procedures like amniocentesis, chorionic villous sampling and fetal blood transfusion are also carried out.
Uterine fibroids are the most common neoplasms of the women’s pelvis. It originates from the smooth muscle cells of the uterus. Considering its treatment, focused ultrasound surgery is an, out and out, noninvasive way. The physicians, by practicing this surgical modality, are supposed to direct a focused beam of acoustic energy through the skin, superficial fat layer or abdominal muscle. They thermally thicken the fibroid tissue and destroy it without damaging nearby tissues.