Ultrasound or echosonography is a diagnostic method that uses high-frequency sound waves that are transmitted to the body via an ultrasonic probe to display various body structures. The feedback signal is used to obtain a “live” image of the body part being viewed. It is non-invasive and a non-hazardous diagnostic method.
Ultrasonic imaging in real-time allows the physician to analyze the changes in the tissue of organ being examined, and make decisions about diagnosis and treatment or about any further diagnosis.
It is used for the examination of numerous organs and body parts such as abdominal and pelvis ultrasound, breast and neck ultrasound, ultrasound of the thyroid, ultrasound of the muscles and joints, doppler and ultrasound of blood vessels and hearts etc.
Ultrasonography can not always fully clarify any changes in the tissue or organ being examined or some parts of the body can not be adequately visualized by ultrasound and then your doctor may recommend other diagnostic methods such as X-ray, Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography for breast examination.
Ultrasound of the locomotor system involves ultrasonic examination of muscles and their tendons and available soft tissue of joints, primarily ligaments. In some cases, the same arterial or vein of the segment as well as the course and appearance of some peripheral nerve are analyzed within the same examination.
It can be used to analyze traumas, sports injuries and overstrain syndromes, inflammatory diseases, changes in degenerative joint and tumors. Sometimes some of the deeper tissues of the body or muscle and especially the inner tissue is unavailable to ultrasound examination (such as cross ligaments, knee meniscus and cartilage of all joints).
If the ultrasonic examination fails to determine the cause of the malfunction, physician may recommend further diagnostic processing such as X-ray, Computerized Tomography (CT) or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Apart from the ultrasound of the locomotor system at our facility, you can also perform Doppler examinations and other.
- CD carotid
- CD carotid and VB artery
- CD a.subklavije
- CD a. Vertebrales and a.subklavije
- CD artery of the arm and/or leg
- CD arm and/or leg
- CD arteries and veins
Doppler ultrasound is a diagnostic method used to estimate blood flow in the veins.
As with classical ultrasound examination, an ultrasonic probe is used to transmit high-frequency sound waves to a specific body vein. Ultrasonic waves in real time are banned from moving red blood cells and return to the snout, and doppler effects show the flow in the vessel and measure the flow rate and its characteristics.
Doppler ultrasound is used to diagnose and monitor multiple diseases such as:
- Artery occlusion (artery clogging)
- Stenosis of carotid arteries (weak blood flow through the arteries due to atherosclerosis of the cervical arteries)
- Peripheral arterial disease (weak blood flow through arteries due to atherosclerosis of the leg arteries)
- Aneurysm (artery enlargement)
- Thrombosis of arteries and veins
- Venous insufficiency (a disturbed function of the squeegee on the veins of the leg leading to the retention of blood in the veins and swelling of the leg)