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Has any patient had an allergic reaction or side effects with Barium?
Yes, but it is extremely rare. Only a small percentage of the population has experienced an allergic reaction to barium or to the flavoring materials.
What is Ultrasound?
High frequency (20 to 20,000 MHZ) sound waves are called Ultrasound.
What are the advantages of Ultrasound Scan?
- No radiation risk.
- No special preparation.
- Immediate report.
- Reproducible results.
- Sedation is not required.
For what diseases is an Ultrasound Scan useful?
It is useful for the liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, uterus, ovarian and pancreatic diseases. It is used to evaluate structures and functions of heart. High frequency probes are useful to investigate the eyeball, thyroid, breast, scrotum, infant's brain and joint diseases. In pregnancy – ultrasound scan provides maximum information regarding fetus and its environment.
How is an Ultrasound Scan useful in Pregnancy?
In the first three months (1st Trimester)
- Confirmation of pregnancy.
- Viability of pregnancy.
- To know the single / twin pregnancy.
- Type of abortion.
- To know the short cervix.
- Congenital anomaly like the absence of head (anencephaly).
- Maternal uterine and ovarian abnormalities.
- Ectopic pregnancy.
4th,5th,6th months (2nd Trimester)
- Growth pattern.
- Liquor quantity.
- Placental position.