What is a ultrasound? The ultrasound machine creates images that allow to visualise different organs of the human body. The machine sends out high frequency waves wich cause an echo effect bouncing of the different body structures and a computer receives these reflected waves and uses them to creat an image in different shades of grey. In comparison to the Xrays these waves are non radioactive. Like any other typ of wave the ultrasound suffers alterations when in contact with the different body structures. In General higher frequency waves optain less depth of penetration and lower frequency waves can pentrate deeper into the tissue. The typical frequencies used for abdominal ultrasound vary between 2.0 MHZ and 5.0 MHZ whereas other regions of the body like breast, muscle, thyroid gland etc requierE frequencies between 8.0 MHZ a 16.0 MHZ.
In my office I do:Abdominal ultrasounds which show the following organs:
- gall bladder
The ultrasound helps me find tumors, inflamations of organs, gallstones, kidney stones, free fluid etc. It is pain free and non invasive and an examination takes about 45 minutes to see all abdominal organs.