Ultrasound, which commonly falls under diagnostic imaging, is a diagnostic examination in which the transmission of ultrasound beams striking tissue allows the creation of an image. This is why ultrasound is also known as ultrasonography.
Therefore, it is a non-invasive examination in that no radiation is used to perform ultrasound scans. This is the main reason why it is favored as the first-level examination to which patients for whom some pathology is suspected are submitted, but more importantly it is the reason why ultrasound scans are the primary diagnostic tool in pregnancy and pediatric age.
Ultrasound also has several advantages: it can be performed repeatedly because it is non-invasive and causes no side effects; it is an examination that can be performed quickly with immediate findings; and it is very inexpensive compared with other diagnostic imaging examinations.
The ultrasound scans that can be performed by patients at our center are: neck and thyroid ultrasound, osteoarticular or musculotendinous ultrasound, skin and subcutaneous ultrasound, sperm vessel ultrasound, inguinal ultrasound, urinary system ultrasound, scrotal ultrasound, upper abdominal ultrasound, lower abdominal ultrasound and full abdominal ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound and breast ultrasound.