Echography (Ultrasound)

About

About

General Medical Practice De Makroon carries out the number of echography (ultrasound) examinations. Dr. Karim Bouch is registered by the Board of General Practitioners with the Special Proficiency (CHBB) as an Ultrasound Professional General Practitioner.

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 examinations, like those of the abdomen or kidneys, require special preparation. In those cases your bladder needs to be completely filled, the reason why you have to drink a lot of water, tea (without milk) or soft drinks (without gas) shortly before and not consume any food or liquids within two hours prior those examination. You also should not use the lavatory. If you use medicine, you may do so.

The GP 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 GP 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, GP 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.

Echography examination costs are excluded from your obligatory deductible.
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