Ultrasound

  • An ultrasound examination uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image. The sound waves reflect off body structures such as the liver, muscles

  • An image is then created by using software with a special computer. No radiation (such as is used with X-ray images) is used during an ultrasound examination.

  • The test is a painless procedure and involves the patient lying down or sitting next to the ultrasound machine.

  • A water-based gel is applied to the skin over the area of concern that helps to transmit the sound waves.

  • A transducer or probe is then moved over the examination area.

  • The ultrasound department at BRP cover general abdominal, vascular ultrasound, neonatal and pediatrics, musculo-skeletal ultrasound and obstetrics and gynecological examinations.