What is Ultrasonography?
An USG or Ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images and detect problems with organs, vessels, and tissues in the body. It’s also known as sonography. Ultrasound uses no radiation and hence it is very safe for pregnant women.


Why is ultrasonography performed?

An ultrasound scan is mainly performed for:
  • Monitoring unborn babies, 
  • Diagnosing a condition or guiding a surgeon during certain procedures
  • Monitoring the baby during the nine months of pregnancy
  • Monitoring fetal growth and fetal abnormalities
  • Diagnosing liver cirrhosis
  • Detecting gallstones
  • Evaluating the thyroid gland
  • Detecting problems with lymph nodes
  • Detecting any tumour or a cyst in ovaries, uterus (womb), testes, breasts, kidneys etc.
  • Diagnosing problems with blood vessels, joints, ligaments etc.


Ultrasound Facility at Medcare:

  • The Machine at Medcare Institute of Diagnostics is equipped with high end transducers 
  • Specialized studies for detecting arterial or venous thrombosis are performed to assess blood flow to various parts of the body like limbs, kidneys, uterus, etc. 
  • Ultrasound guided procedures like aspirations and biopsies are routinely performed here. 

Pls note: Ultrasound facility is available in the Chembur and Byculla centres. However, scanning of pregnant women is only done at our Byculla centre.