Ultrasound is a diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to see organs and internal body structures. Unlike radiograph imaging, patients are not exposed to radiation.
During the test, the doctor moves a device called a transducer over the skin covering the body part to be examined, but before it is necessary to put a gel on the skin for the proper transmission of ultrasound. The transducer sends sound waves that bounce off internal tissues that are captured by a computer, which creates images from them that are displayed on a screen.
- Transrectal UltrasoundIt permits evaluating the sphincters integrity, mucosal involvement and possible affections of the adjacent tissues of the rectum.
- (Español) Ecografía AbdominalIt is a medical test used to view internal organs of the abdomen, such as the gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys.
- Wall UltrasoundIt consists of a diagnostic test used to assess the skin, the cellular tissue, muscle tissue and the surrounding fascia.