What diseases can be detected by Ultrasound

What diseases can be detected by Ultrasound

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1. Abdominal Ultrasound - The most popular, easiest and safest method for the diagnosis of various diseases of the abdominal cavity. With it you can explore such bodies:
- The pancreas
- Liver and gall bladder
- Spleen
- Duodenum

Abdominal ultrasound can detect a variety of disorders of the liver and the gastrointestinal tract:

- Hepatitis, liver cirrhosis
- Fatty liver, the presence of cysts in the liver
- Biliary dyskinesia
- Inflammatory diseases of the gallbladder: cholecystitis, cholangitis
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Enlargement of the spleen may indicate diseases such as jaundice, leukopenia, cardiovascular disease, lymphogranulomatosis.

When doctors recommend to do ultrasound of the abdomen?

- Discomfort after eating or after prolonged fasting
- Heaviness in the upper quadrant
- Bitterness or xerostomia
- Acute or girdle pain
- Excessive flatulence
- Abdominal injuries.

2. Breast Ultrasound - a method of diagnosing the state of the mammary glands. It helps to detect the presence of tumors, breast and other inflammatory changes.
 Breast ultrasound recommended as prophylaxis at least 1 time per year.

3. Thyroid Ultrasound allows safely determine the location of the thyroid gland, and the size of its state (presence or absence of increase), and the presence of nodes and tumors in the body.

Do not put off a visit to the doctor of ultrasonic diagnostics, if you have any unpleasant symptoms in the area of the thyroid gland (the visual changes in the shape and size of the neck, difficulty breathing and swallowing, etc.).

4. Ultrasound in Pregnancy plays a major role in the evaluation of fetal development. Such an examination can detect a variety of diseases and defects at an early stage. In addition, ultrasound is necessary for the control and monitoring of the common pregnancy and child development. Typically, ultrasonic diagnosis is performed for preventive purposes on a 11-12, 20-22 and 31-32 weeks of pregnancy.

5. Ultrasound in Gynecology. This ultrasound shows the status of the uterus and ovaries: the doctor can assess the structure and thickness of the endometrium, ovary size, to establish the presence of the follicle and corpus luteum. For prophylaxis it is recommended to pass a pelvic ultrasound at least 1 time per year.

Pelvic ultrasound can help detect such diseases:
- Uterine fibroids
- Endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia
- Dysfunction or inflammation of the ovaries
- Ovarian cysts and tumors.

In addition, gynecological ultrasound can determine the status of post-abortion or gynecological surgery, as well as detect pregnancy at an early stage: using ultrasound can reveal the fertilized egg in the uterus already 5-7 days delay period.

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