Everyone knows how important it is to accurately determine the diagnosis before starting treatment, and not to act blindly. Only such an approach can guarantee the effectiveness of treatment. Currently, many methods are used in medicine. Ultrasound diagnostics is one of them, which allows simple and painless to carry out a qualitative and quantitative assessment of data, to study the morphological and functional characteristics of the structure of organs and systems.
The modern ultrasound machine and the high professionalism of the staff allow for high-quality diagnosis. In terms of the combination of positive characteristics with ultrasound, it is difficult to compare any other method, since, probably, no one has such a combination of advantages:
Ultrasound test provides reliable information about the position, shape, and size of the internal organs and small pelvis, as well as the fetus.
- The study is convenient and does not require complicated preparation
- Ultrasound is publicly available
- Ultrasound is harmless and safe for the doctor, patient at any age, including those not yet born (located in the womb)
- The study is painless and not associated with discomfort
- Low time spent on research. Ultrasound is performed in real-time. This circumstance gives several advantages at once:
- No time is needed for processing the material, developing and printing any pictures, etc., the result of the study becomes apparent at the end of the study
- The researcher sees his “picture” in real-time and has the ability to control the image, achieving the best. The ultra-sonographer will not tell the patient: “Come on Wednesday for the result; if it doesn’t work out, let’s repeat
Ultrasound has virtually no contraindications and restrictions on use.
Ultrasound method features:
- Identification of the disease in the early stages, when there are no complaints, which is extremely important in relation to cancer
- Clarification of the diagnosis for a more correct appointment
- The ability to evaluate treatment results.
Is ultrasound harmful to health?
Each patient, coming to the ultrasound diagnostic room, asks himself the question whether this study will harm him. To answer the first part of the question, it is necessary to present the basic principles of the equipment used. Ultrasound is very high-frequency waves that pass through the tissues of the human body, partially reflected from them. The image on the screen appears due to the computer conversion of the ultrasonic signal to electrical. This method is not associated with any harmful effects and has nothing to do with x-rays.
How Often Do I Need To Use The Use?
Even in the absence of significant health problems, it is advisable to undergo a medical examination once a year. After all, any disease detected at an early stage (even cancer) is usually well treated. Several objective tests by ultrasound labs will allow you to obtain objective information about the state of your body: a general blood and urine test, an ultrasound scan, an ECG, an X-ray (or FLG) of the lungs every 1-2 years. Passing these tests will not take much time, but will help to maintain health for many years. Allocate 1-2 days a year for this!
The standard ultrasound screening protocol (performed annually) includes an examination of the following organs: thyroid gland, abdominal organs (liver, gall bladder, pancreas, and spleen), kidneys, and pelvic organs. In the absence of ultrasonic signs of a change in the structure of these organs, there is nothing to worry about.