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What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a diagnostic method that allows the exploration of a wide variety of tissues and organs in a fast and accessible way, which is why it has become one of the most requested studies today.

Among its advantages are the following:

  • The patient is not exposed to radiation and has no adverse effect from the application of this method.

  • Ultrasound scanning is non-invasive (no needles or injections).

  • Occasionally, an ultrasound exam may be temporarily uncomfortable, but it shouldn't be painful.

  • Ultrasound is widely available, easy to use, and less expensive than other imaging methods.

  • Ultrasound scanning provides a clear image of soft tissues that do not show up well on X-ray images.

  • Ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice for the diagnosis and management of pregnant women and unborn babies.

  • Ultrasound provides a real-time image (studies structures in motion), making it a good tool to guide minimally invasive procedures such as aspiration biopsies.

Who conducts the study?

A radiologist, who is a medical specialist trained to supervise and interpret radiology exams. The radiologist will send a signed report to your doctor who ordered the exam.

In certain cases, the radiologist may discuss the findings with you after the exam.

Director of the Ultrasound Service at LABINCO, SA

Dr. Eliette Helena Castillo Balladarez

Med. radiology specialist

Sub-specialty in Breast Imaging

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