Advanced Ultrasound Imaging at TIC Imaging
The journey of ensuring optimal health often leads to the doors of diagnostic excellence. Ultrasound, especially Cardiac Ultrasound, stands as a beacon in non-invasive diagnostic techniques. At TIC IMAGING, our commitment stretches beyond the routine – our echocardiography diagnostics embody precision, powered by state-of-the-art technology.
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Ultrasound utilises sound waves to produce detailed images of internal organs and tissues. Cardiac Ultrasound, known too as echocardiography, offers an insightful glance into the heart’s structure, encompassing its chambers, valves, and major blood vessels.
With TIC IMAGING’s expert touch, this process illuminates a myriad of heart conditions, from coronary artery disease to congenital heart defects.
Our approach at TIC IMAGING champions a detailed echocardiography procedure that offers a vivid internal anatomical overview, ensuring every individual’s health is thoroughly assessed. Leveraging safe and effective imaging, we guarantee diagnostic precision every time.
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BENEFITS OF ULTRASOUND
- Non-Invasive: Unlike many other imaging techniques, ultrasounds do not require any incisions or injections, making it a preferred method for many diagnostic procedures.
- No Radiation: Ultrasound uses sound waves, not ionising radiation, making it safer for patients, especially pregnant women and the foetus.
- Real-time Imaging: Ultrasound provides real-time dynamic imaging, allowing physicians to observe the movement of internal organs and even blood flow through vessels.
- Cost-effective: Generally, ultrasound is more affordable than other imaging modalities like CT scans or MRIs.
- Accessibility: Portable ultrasound machines are available, allowing examinations in various settings such as bedside, emergency rooms, and remote areas.
- Versatility: Ultrasound can be used for a wide range of diagnostic purposes, from obstetrics and gynaecology to cardiology and musculoskeletal assessments.
- Guided Procedures: Ultrasound can be used in real-time to guide procedures such as needle biopsies, catheter insertions, and fluid aspirations.
- Dynamic Assessment: With ultrasound, it’s possible to do functional assessments, such as checking the heart’s function or a foetus’s position during pregnancy.
RISKS OF CT ULTRASOUND
- Limited Image Quality: Ultrasound images can sometimes be of lower resolution compared to other imaging methods like CT or MRI, potentially missing fine details.
- Operator Dependence: The quality of the ultrasound image is highly dependent on the skill of the technician or radiologist, which means there’s room for user error.
- Difficulty Imaging Certain Areas: Ultrasound waves can be blocked by air or gas; therefore, it’s not the best tool for imaging areas of the body that contain gas, such as the lungs or certain parts of the digestive system.
- Potential for Misinterpretation: Due to the real-time and dynamic nature of ultrasound, there’s a risk of misinterpretation. For example, normal structures can sometimes appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary further tests.
- Thermal Effects: There is a potential for tissues to heat up due to the absorption of ultrasound energy, especially at higher frequencies. This is a particular concern in foetal ultrasound, though generally considered minimal with standard use.
- Cavitation: This refers to the creation of microbubbles in liquids exposed to ultrasound. The long-term effects of cavitation on tissues are not well-understood, but it’s thought to be minimal in diagnostic ultrasound.
- Not Ideal for Every Patient: Patients who are obese or have high levels of gas in the intestines may not get clear images due to the interference with the transmission of sound waves.
Frequently Asked Questions
An ultrasound at TIC IMAGING utilises high-frequency sound waves to craft images of the body’s internal organs and tissues. This diagnostic sonography method ensures comprehensive insights, especially when zooming into the heart’s intricacies with cardiac ultrasound.
Yes, our non-invasive imaging technique is free from ionising radiation, making it a safe choice across the board.
Our blend of cutting-edge technology and profound expertise makes each assessment both specialised and comprehensive, meeting the unique demands of each patient.
Preparation varies based on the body part being examined. However, ensure you bring any necessary documents, including Medical History and any documents specified by your healthcare provider.
Our seasoned experts will decipher the scan results, providing detailed feedback and medical recommendations. This analysis determines the subsequent steps in your healthcare journey.
From individuals seeking a deeper understanding of their cardiac health to those wanting an encompassing internal body scan, our service meets the demands of varied health queries.
The duration of the ultrasound can vary depending on the area being examined, but most ultrasounds at TIC IMAGING take between 20 to 60 minutes. If you have multiple areas to be examined or require specialised scans, it may take longer.
Most ultrasound examinations are painless. However, you may feel some pressure or mild discomfort when the transducer is pressed against the area being examined, especially if it’s a tender area.
Depending on the type of ultrasound, you may be asked to fast for several hours before your appointment or to drink water to fill your bladder. It’s essential to follow the instructions provided by TIC IMAGING to ensure the best imaging results.
You might be asked to wear a gown and remove jewellery or other objects that could interfere with the scan. The area being examined will need to be easily accessible.
At TIC IMAGING, we prioritise timely and accurate reporting. Typically, our patients receive their results within a few days. However, urgent results may be communicated sooner.
While our primary concern is obtaining the best possible images, we understand the comfort of having a loved one nearby. If you’d like someone with you during the procedure, please let us know in advance, and we’ll do our best to accommodate.