What to expect from different types of ultrasound examination

  • Abdominal
    • Bladder
    • Uretha
    • Kidney
    • Liver
    • Spleen
    • Pancreas
  • Cardiology (Echocardiography)
    • Heart
  • Gastroenterology
    • Gastrointestinal tract
    • Esophagus
    • Stomach
    • Intestines
    • Rectum
    • Gallstones
  • Gynaecology
    • Assess pelvic organs
    • Diagnose and manage conditions including endometriosis, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts and lesions
    • Identify adnexal masses, including ectopic pregnancy
    • Diagnose gynecologic cancer
    • For infertility treatments, e.g. to track the response of ovarian follicles to fertility medication
    • HyCoSy (Hystero Contrast Sonography)
  • Intervention
    • Ultrasound guided fluid aspiration
    • Fine needle aspiration •
    • Guided injections • Guided biopsies
    • Nephrostomy
  • Musculosketal
    • Tendons
    • Mucles
    • Nerves
    • Soft tissues
    • Skin
    • Sub-dermal structures
    • Foreign bodies
    • Joints
    • Bones
  • Obstetrics
    • Date the pregnancy (gestational age)
    • Confirm fetal viability
    • Determine location of fetus, intrauterine vs ectopic 
    • Check the location of the placenta in relation to the cervix
    • Check for the number of fetuses (multiple pregnancy)
    • Check for major physical abnormalities.
    • Assess fetal growth (for evidence of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR))  
    • Check for fetal movement and heartbeat
    • Determine the sex of the baby 
  • Small Parts
    • Testicles
    • Eyes
    • Thyroid
  • Vascular
    • Arteries
    • Vein
    • Intravascular ultrasound