LIVER, REGIONAL, BREAST, PROSTATE BIOPSY/ BIOPSIES

Category

Ultrasound – Special imaging

Synonyms/Aliases

ULTRASOUND GUIDED BIOPSIES/BIOPSY

30 Mins-1 hour

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test) to 1 hour

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to learn more about a lesion or a mass, with either a fine needle aspiration (FNA) or core needle biopsy under image guidance to know/determine exactly where to place the needle. The procedure is performed by a radiologist.

Exam Requirements

Complete patient history with relevant lab investigations / results and or documents. Patient should not move during the procedure. Local sedation may be used. Informed consent is sought.

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen.

RENAL DOPPLER ULTRASOUND

Category

Ultrasound

Synonyms/Aliases

N/A

30 Mins

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test)

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to examine your kidneys, arterial blood flow for any disease(s) within the kidney arteries.

Exam Requirements

Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam. Patient should have a full bladder.

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.

LOWER LIMB(S) VENOUS DOPPLER ULTRASOUND

Category

Ultrasound

Synonyms/Aliases

N/A

30 Mins-1 hour

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test) to 1 hour

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to evaluate venous supply in one or both legs both legs for any disease(s) within them (e.g. insufficiency, clots etc)

Exam Requirements

Full bladder prior to procedure. Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam. Patient should adhere to instructions given during the scan.

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.

KIDNEY URETER BLADDER ULTRASOUND

Category

Ultrasound

Synonyms/Aliases

N/A

30 Mins

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test)

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to examine your kidneys, ureters, bladder for any disease(s) within them.

Exam Requirements

Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam. Patient should have a full bladder prior to procedure/exam.

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.

LOWER LIMB(S) ARTERIAL DOPPLER ULTRASOUND

Category

Ultrasound

Synonyms/Aliases

N/A

30 Mins-1 hour

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test) to 1 hour

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to evaluate arterial supply in one or both legs both legs for any disease(s) within them (e.g. insufficiency, thrombus, stenosis etc)

Exam Requirements

Full bladder prior to procedure. Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam. Patient should adhere to instructions given during the scan.

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.

FIRST TRIMESTER ULTRASOUND

Category

Ultrasound – Special imaging

Synonyms/Aliases

Viability scan

30 Mins

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test)

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to examine the viability and age of the pregnancy. Done in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. In addition, it is used to determine if it’s a single or multiple pregnancy. Early defects in the fetus can also be pick up at this stage.

Exam Requirements

Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam. Patient should have a full bladder prior to procedure/exam.

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.

ANOMALY SCAN

Category

Ultrasound

Synonyms/Aliases

Second trimester ultrasound.

30 Mins

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test)

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to examine any abnormalities that come with this phase, age of the pregnancy. Done from 13 weeks to 27 weeks.

Exam Requirements

Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam. Full bladder not a must.

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.

THIRD TRIMESTER ULTRASOUND

Category

Ultrasound

Synonyms/Aliases

N/A

30 Mins

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test)

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to examine fetal wellbeing, weight, age of the pregnancy. Done from 28 weeks to 34 weeks.

Exam Requirements

Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam. Full bladder not a must.

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.x

BIOPHYSICAL PROFILE THIRD TRIMESTER

Category

Ultrasound

Synonyms/Aliases

N/A

30 Mins

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test)

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to examine baby’s heart rate, muscle tone, movement, breathing and amount of amniotic fluid around your baby.

Exam Requirements

Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.

THIRD TRIMESTER PLUS FETAL DOPPLER ULTRASOUND

Category

Ultrasound

Synonyms/Aliases

N/A

30 Mins

30 minutes (after completion of the test)

Setup

All working days

Test in Brief

Should be performed within 24hrs of patient presence and availability.

Exam Requirements

Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam.

Instructions

Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.

Method

Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.