Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes to see what is going on inside your body. A probe sends the sound waves into the body and depending on the echoes received back 2D images are formed on a screen. The radiologist then interprets these images and makes a report. The scan is safe and painless.
Our DIC offers Doppler (vascular) imaging of upper, lower limbs and other regions. This is a special type of ultrasound that creates images of blood flow through vessels.
Please bring your request form, civil ID and insurance card to the appointment. Also bring reports, CDs, films, etc. of any prior relevant studies (such as X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans) you may have undergone as these will be helpful in better assessing your condition.
How to prepare for your exam depends on the type of exam you are having. At the time of your appointment you will be given instructions specific to your test. Please follow them carefully in order to obtain a good study.
Some expected guidelines for common ultrasound studies are as follows:
You will be asked to fast for 4-6 hours. However, you may drink water or fruit juices. Avoid milk, dairy products and any other food containing fat, butter or oil before your test.
If you have any specific problem with fasting, please mention it to the person booking your appointment.
A full urinary bladder is required to evaluate the bladder and prostate in men and bladder, uterus and ovaries in females. For this, you will have to drink about one liter of water and refrain from using the bathroom to ensure your bladder is full.
In case of an abdomen/pelvis study, both sets of guidelines mentioned above will have to be followed.
Note: For ultrasound of thyroid, testes/scrotum, Doppler ultrasound for neck, limbs, abdomen and vascular lab studies, no specific preparation is required
Generally, examinations take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
For any inquiries, cancellations or for rescheduling your appointment, please contact us at +(965) 1877 877 ext: 7000, 7001 or +(965) 2221 6047