A comprehensive guide to testing, medical imaging and other health and illness prevention-related services. Click on the screening category to learn more about these services, individual tests & screening items
Ultrasound also referred to as diagnostic ultrasound / sonography / diagnostic medical sonography. Ultrasound is a medical imaging method, utilised for diagnostic purposes, which uses high-frequency sound waves to produce live images of organs and structures within the body. An ultrasound offers high-resolution images of your organs which can enable your health check to provide you with a better understanding of your general health. These images enable potential diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases and conditions. Ultrasound imaging may be used as part of health screening for evaluation of the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, spleen, blood vessels, abdominal aorta, urinary bladder, prostate, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, breasts and other organs depending on the type of screening requested based on one’s personal health concerns and, or history of family illness. Unlike x-ray, ultrasound does not expose one to radiation. Ultrasound imaging enables a more detailed health screening service allowing for a more extensive health check.
Ultrasound imaging of the upper abdomen allows for a detailed evaluation of the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen and abdominal aorta as well as other blood vessels. An upper abdomen ultrasound may be used to detect a number of issues including cysts or abnormal growths in the liver, spleen, or pancreas; cancer of the liver or fatty liver; gallstones or sludge in the gallbladder and abnormal enlargement of the spleen.