Medical Imaging Center MLADOST is equipped with an Esaote ultrasound scanner.
Ultrasound, also known as ultrasound, sonography , ultrasonography and videozone, is a non-invasive method of imaging based on the use of ultrasound waves. It is used to visualize internal structures and organs, and the main purpose for which it is used is to diagnose a disease or to rule out pathology.
Ultrasound is sound waves with a frequency> 20,000 Hz (hertz), which are imperceptible to the human ear (a person can perceive sounds with a frequency of 16-20,000 Hz ). Using a special device called a transducer , ultrasonic waves are sent to the inside of the body, some of which are echoed by denser structures (such as bones), and the reflected waves are captured, recorded and visualized as an image on a special monitor. of the ultrasound machine.
Because ultrasound images are obtained in real time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as the movement of blood through blood vessels (through a special type of ultrasound – Doppler ultrasound).
Ultrasound has many advantages:
- It is painless and does not require the use of needles, drugs and incisions;
- Patients are not exposed to ionizing radiation, which makes sonography safer than other diagnostic methods, such as radiography and computed tomography (CT).
- Ultrasound is generally considered a safe examination, with no long-term side effects known;
- Ultrasound visualizes soft tissues that are not well imaged on radiography;
- Sonography creates real-time images