Echography (Ultrasound) at Amsterdam Tourist Doctors

About

About

At Amsterdam Tourist Doctors echography (ultrasound) examinations can be performed.

Echography is image-forming checkup using ultrasound waves, not perceptible for people.

The transducer is moved over the skin, simultaneously transmitting the waves which rebound differently depending of the tissue density. This electric signal is by the computer translated into an image of that tissue. Ultrasound, however, cannot be transmitted through the air or bone, making usage of this method not applicable for bones examination or checkup of the body parts containing much air.

This test is used predominantly to examine soft tissues of e.g. organs or muscles. It is also widely used for pregnancy checks. The ultrasound test causes no damage to the tissue and is painless.
Preparations

Preparations

You will be asked to remove the clothing from the part of the body and its vicinity which needs to be examined. Think therefore about easy to wear garments.

Some examination e.g. abdominal or that of the kidneys, would require special preparation. Your bladder needs to be completely full, therefore you are required to drink a lot of water, tea (without milk) or soft drinks (without gas). However, two hours prior the examination you are not allowed to consume any food or liquids and you should not use the lavatory. If you use medicine, you may do so.

The doctor will always inform you about the preparations applicable in your case. 
The procedure

The procedure

You will be asked to lie down on the bench and the doctor will apply the gel on the part where the examination will take the place. Gel is needed to create connection between skin and transducer, eliminating air layer. When found a good angle, the doctor will take photo of the examined tissue. 

The test takes in average 15-30 minutes.
Results

Results

The results of this test are immediate, still you may be asked to make a new appointment to discuss them in case a deeper study is needed.

An echography (ultrasound) examination is not included in the price of a consultation; a surcharge applies.
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