Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. Most ultrasound examinations are done using a sonar device outside your body, though some ultrasound examinations involve placing a device inside your body. Ultrasound is used for a variety of reasons, including to:
WHY IT IS DONE: » View the uterus and ovaries of a pregnant woman and assess her fetus » Diagnose gallbladder disease » Evaluate flow in blood vessels » Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment » Evaluate a breast lump » Check a thyroid gland » Diagnose some cancers » Reveal genital and prostate abnormalities
Conventional diagnostic radiology, also known as radiography, is most commonly known as x-ray. An x-ray is a picture of the inside of your child's body. X-rays: use small doses of ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic pictures of the human body are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging are fast and easy to obtain, making them particularly useful in emergency diagnosis
How B.P.PODDAR HOSPITAL & MEDICAL RESEARCH LTD approaches conventional diagnostic radiology (x-ray)
Diagnostic Radiology at B.P.PODDAR HOSPITAL & MEDICAL RESEARCH is designed to facilitate high-quality and rapid x-ray examinations using the lowest possible radiation doses for your child, no matter her size, age or medical condition. Our division has: Highly trained pediatric radiologists with expertise in interpreting x-rays in children of all ages. Technologists have years of experience in imaging children from infancy to teenagers. Skilled staff employ age-appropriate distraction techniques to help comfort patients prior to and during the procedure. Equipment is designed specifically for pediatric use, which means age-appropriate care for children. Protocols have been adapted to keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable without compromising the image quality.