Ultrasound Scan Procedure
Ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. Ultrasound scans are used to assess a variety of conditions, including pregnancy, heart disease, and organ damage. The ultrasound probe is placed on the skin, and the sound waves bounce off the structures inside the body. The image is then displayed on a monitor, providing information about the size, shape, and location of the structures. Ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions.
Ultrasounds are used to help diagnose a variety of conditions, including:
– heart problems
– kidney stones
– liver problems
– testicular problems
Things to consider before taking an Ultrasound Scan:
Before an ultrasound, you will likely be asked to drink plenty of water so that your bladder is full. This is because a full bladder helps to produce clearer images. You may also be asked to avoid eating or drinking for a few hours before the ultrasound so that your stomach and intestines are empty. This is because ultrasound images can be obscured by gas or stool in the intestines. During the ultrasound, you will lie on a bed and a gel will be applied to your skin. A small device called a transducer will be moved over your body, sending out sound waves that create pictures on a screen. The whole process usually takes less than 30 minutes. There is no radiation involved in ultrasound, so it’s generally considered safe for both adults and children.
Ultrasound Scan Cost at Aarthi Scans and Labs
We have Ultrasound with colour doppler scan in the following centres – Chennai (Vadapalani, Alwarpet, Annanagar, Perambur, Tambaram, Tondiarpet, Chrompet, Velachery, Kilpauk, Porur), Tamilnadu (Tirunelveli, Palayamkottai, Madurai, Tenkasi, Tuticorin, Tanjore, Rajapalayam, Kovilpatti), Bangalore (Jayanagar, Indiranagar).
Note – Scan charges are usually less in towns and cities other than Chennai, Bangalore.
- Ultrasound Abdomen and Pelvis, KUBRs 900 to 1200
- Ultrasound obstetric / antenatal scanRs 900 to 1500 (During I, III trimester)
- Ultrasound anomalies scanRs 1400 to 2500 (During II trimester)
- Color doppler scan (arteries and veins of limbs)Rs 1500
- Renal / Carotid / Obstetric dopplerRs 2500
- Sonomammogram Rs 1800 to 2100