Ultrasound is a diagnostic technique that uses sound waves to form and show pictures of internal organs like gallbladder, liver, bladder and other organs of the body. It is completely safe and significantly contributes to the treatment of various conditions related to the concerned organ(s).
If your doctor has recommended an ultrasound, you must comply with it and get it done for better treatment.
For best results (better visibility during the ultrasound), the following points must be kept in mind:
- Different organs have different needs. So, confirm with the hospital/diagnostic centre if you are allowed to eat before the ultrasound on the day of the procedure.
- For pelvic ultrasound, you must have a full bladder. (Drink lots of water from the morning and avoid going to the toilet.)
- Confirm with the doctor if the ultrasound is to be done while having recommended medicines or without it.
These are some of the basic things you need to keep in mind. It gets easier when there is a supportive staff who explains everything before a procedure is done.