The principle of ultrasonography is based on the emission and reception of ultrasounds that come from a probe which is connected to a computer system. The latter allows for the signals received from a part of the body to be received in the form of waves, processed and transformed into images that can be seen by both the radiologist and patient. A gel is applied by the radiologist on the part of the body to be examined in order to optimize signal transmission. Ultrasonography is particularly suitable for the study of soft tissues and organs (e.g.: shoulder, liver, bladder, etc).
For your investigation, you must bring:
Preparation is necessary for some investigations:
The ultrasound investigation is non-invasive and does not use radiation.
It is of relatively short duration, less than 30 minutes. It will be performed by the radiologist, sometimes assisted by a radiology technician.
You will be comfortably positioned in the ultrasonography room; gel will be applied to the part of your body that is to be investigated.
You will be with the radiologist for the entire duration of the investigation and you can therefore interact at any time.
As from the following day, the diagnosis will be transmitted to the doctor who requested for the investigation in form of a detailed report by fax or telephone.
Afterwards, you will also be able to request for the report as well as the images for 10 years after your investigation.
The Servette Imaging Centre has the latest generation of ultrasound machines, Acuson S2000 by Siemens.
Based on the latest technological advances in signal processing, Acuson has positioned itself as a leader on the high-end market, thereby optimizing the reliability of diagnosis and comfort of the patient.