Ultrasound department is headed by Dr. Anil K Agarwal who is one of the pioneers of ultrasound in this part of the world. He is started his practice in 1988 and has almost three decades of experience. Patient’s come from far and wide to take a 2nd / 3rd opinion from Dr. Anil K Agarwal. He is amongst the few hand full of American certified Sonologists in India and he is also certified by the Foetal Medicine Foundation.U.K. To read more about Dr. Anil Agarwal click here
The Ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It’s also known as sonography. Ultrasound uses no radiation and for this reason, it’s the preferred method for viewing a developing fetus during pregnancy.
Why an ultrasound is performed?
An ultrasound allows your doctor to see problems with organs, vessels, joints, tendons, muscles and other tissues without needing to make an incision. This test is also used to count follicles in the ovaries.
An ultrasound can provide a view of the:
- Urinary Bladder
- Blood Vessels
- Brain (in infants)
- Unborn child during pregnancy
An ultrasound is also a helpful way to guide the surgeons and radiologists movements during surgeries and certain medical procedures, such as biopsies.
How to prepare for an ultrasound
There are no appointments for scans. We follow a first come first served system.
Patients are advised to carry all the previous ultrasound reports when they come for the scan.
ABDOMEN SCANS :
You need to come on an empty stomach preferably 8 – 10 hours fasting overnight especially for gall bladder scans. You should also come on a full bladder. You can drink water and coconut water.
You need to come on a full bladder . Empty stomach is not necessary.
If it is a transvaginal scan ( TVS ) you need to empty your bladder
PREGNANCY SCANS :
A pregnancy scan may take anywhere between 10 minutes – 30 minutes. In certain cases the scan may have to be repeated at intervals especially if the fetus is not in the right position, It may rarely be necessary to be call you back on another day if the scan is suboptimal.
For pregnancy scans it is preferable to come on full bladder, fasting is not necessary.
All follicular scans are done transvaginally, hence your bladder needs to be empty.
* Please ring up the scan reception for any clarifications regarding preparation for scans *
How is an ultrasound is performed?
A water based gel is applied to the skin which helps transmit the sound waves. Depending on the area being examined, you may need to change positions. After the procedure is over, the gel will be cleaned off of your skin.
Ultrasound Scans at Lotus
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- Follicular study
- Early Pregnancy
- Nuchal / NT scan – This can be combined with double marker
- Anomaly Scan
- Interval Growth
- BPP Scan
- Foetal Echocardiogram
- 4D Scans
- Foetal Doppler
- Pelvis – 3D/4D pelvis
- High frequency Scans – Breast, Thyroid, Scrotum, Joints, hernia etc.
- Ultrasound guided FNACs
- Venous doppler for Upper and Lower limbs
- Arterial doppler for Upper and Lower limbs
- Renal doppler
- Carotid doppler