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Lab Test and Medical Investigation


Ultrasound is a type of scanning technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures inside the body. It is also known as sonography or medical sonography.

When it’s done:

Ultrasound is recommended depending on the symptoms and for:

  • The assessment of a breast lump
  • The assessment of the foetus inside the uterus during pregnancy
  • The evaluation of the thyroid gland
  • The diagnosis of cancer
  • The diagnosis of infections
  • The diagnosis of a gallbladder disease
  • Assessing abnormalities of muscles and tendons

When to Avoid:

There is no specific condition when this scan should be avoided.

How to prepare:

Most of the times, no special preparation is required and it depends on which area of your body needs to be examined.

Gallbladder Examination: Avoid eating and drinking for up to 6 hours before the test.

Pelvic Ultrasound: Drink lots of water and do not urinate before the scan is performed, which allows for the better visualisation of the uterus, ovaries or the prostate.


UPDATED ON 16/09/2022

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