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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is high frequency sound wave, too high for human ear to hear. It can pass through the skin and tissues without being felt or heard. Ultrasound examinations use these high frequency sound waves to produce images of tissues in the body. It helps doctors detect many diseases – ultrasonography of the gallbladder may show stones; an image of the breast, thyroid, liver, kidney, or pancreas may show masses. Ultrasonography of major blood vessels can detect vessel disease or clots.

Ultrasound examination of pregnant mother can help doctor to assess the condition of the baby inside the womb. Under normal clinical practice ultrasound examination is painless and harmless to our body.

The Procedure

You will lie on a padded couch, the radiological staff will apply gel to the skin over the area to be studied. A hand-held transducer will be moved over the gel on the skin.  You may be asked to lie still, and perhaps to hold breath, so that clear ultrasound images can be obtained. Multiple ultrasound images will be taken during examination.

How Long does it Take?

10 to 30 minutes in most cases.

To Prepare for the Procedure
  • Fasting for 6 hours is required before ultrasound examination of the liver and gallbladder.
  • For diabetic patient on drug, consult clinician concerned for the adjustment of dosage.
  • For some examination, you may be required to drink several glasses of water beforehand so that your bladder is full during examination.
After the Procedure

Eat or drink as usual.

Payment Method

We support cashless payment.  Payment by credit card, WeChat Pay, Alipay, FPS are encouraged.

Holders of valid cashless health insurance plan can leave upon discharge should the services used do not include any items that are not covered by your insurance policy or exceed the insured amount.

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