Diagnostic ultrasound is a non-invasive way of detecting changes in soft tissue. It can be a preventive examination or a way to diagnose and help with the selection of further diagnostic methods and therapies.
Ultrasound of the carotid artery or arteries provides insight into the inside of vessels – you can directly see atherosclerotic plaque and assess the degree of artery clogging. Depending on the condition of the arteries, it is also possible to conclude that other arteries are affected, as atherosclerosis is a process that affects all of the arteries in the body.
Ultrasound of the heart shows us the functioning of the heart, live. It is one of the most important investigations for the detection and monitoring of cardiac disorders, it shows the structure of the heart and its functioning, the sealing of the heart valves, the movement of blood in the heart cavities and blood vessels, irregular connections between the heart cavities, formations in the heart cavities etc.
Ultrasound of the abdomen shows us the condition of the liver, bile ducts, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and adrenal glands, urinary tract, uterus, ovaries, prostate, gastrointestinal wall, vein vessels, presence of free fluid in the stomach etc. We check for organ health, causes of pain, we follow the development of a disease and check the effect of treatment.
The ultrasound of joints shows us the shape and content of the joint, the delicate soft tissue structure, such as muscles, the tendons and ligaments, but also enables us to statistically and dynamically evaluate the joint. Most commonly, we conduct ultrasounds of shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles, hip joints and small joints of the hands and feet.