Tests and treatments
What is it?
Imaging (e.g. graphy) of structures inside the body using the emission of ultratone sound waves (high-frequency sound waves that are not audible for human hearing) and the capture of reflected (echo) sound that is then converted into a video image. The most common application is the evaluation of the abdominal organs. The examination of muscles, connective tissue and blood vessels is also an importance use of ultrasound.
Ultrasound of the abdomen-small pelvis, neck, soft tissues, duplex carotid-vertebrae, duplex of the upper and lower extremities, chest, prostate, etcetera.
Preparation for the test
- For abdominal tests, you must be fasting:
- For tests of the pelvic area, you must have a full bladder.
- For an ultrasound of the prostate, yoiu must have done an intestinal preparation. Your physician will provide you with more information.
Centres and specialist areas
Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Schoofs Christophe