Ultrasound scanning is a diagnostic tool used to examine many different parts of the body including the liver, pelvic organs, kidneys and gallbladder.
It’s been in widespread use for many years and there are no known risks.
Images are generated using high frequency sound waves. The sonographer moves a small hand-held sensor over your skin and the images are displayed on a screen.
It’s also very useful in identifying musculoskeletal injuries in joints such as the shoulder, knee and ankle and it can be used to examine blood flow and to check for any thin or blocked blood vessels.
If you have never had an Ultrasound, you might not know what to expect and this brief guide is designed to answer the questions that might be in your mind.