Berera Radiology specialises in musculoskeletal imaging. We have a passion for diagnosing medical conditions of the bones, joints and associated soft tissue. Our state of the art equipment allows us to diagnose conditions using a wide variety of modalities, including x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, as well as ultrasound and CT guided injections.
What is an ultrasound?
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the body.
How is an ultrasound performed?
- A sonographer will place a transducer and water soluble gel on your skin. As the transducer moves over the skin, images are produced.
- You may need to hold your breath to view certain body parts.
- Some pressure will need to be applied, but this should not cause discomfort.
Are there any risks?
- There are no known harmful effects of ultrasound.
Are there any limitations of ultrasound?
- Ultrasound cannot pass through bones or through gaseous structures (e.g. bowel). Occasionally additional imaging may be used in conjunction with ultrasound for an accurate diagnosis.
Preparation required prior to the examination:
- Pelvis, Kidney & Bladder (Renal Tract) – you will need to have a full bladder. Please drink 1L of water prior to the scan.
- Abdomen – do not eat or drink for 4 hours
- Other scans – no preparation is required