Types of ultrasound examination:
- abdominal, in order to identify structural disorders in the organs of the abdominal cavity / pelvis;
- non-cardiac thoracic, in order to identify and characterize structural diseases in the thoracic cavity, excluding the heart;
- ocular, in order to identify and characterize diseases of the segments of the eyeball (anterior / posterior chamber, retina, lens, iris, space retrobulbar);
- musculoskeletal, in order to be able to identify and characterize possible injuries / changes in the muscles, ligaments / tendons or joints and superficial bone cortex;
- ventral cervical, in order to identify and characterize possible lesions / changes in the thyroid glands, parathyroid glands, salivary glands and zonal lymph nodes;
- abdominal ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of pregnancy;
- vascular, in order to identify congenital or acquired vascular abnormalities, such as portosystemic shunts.
After the ultrasound examination, the following can be performed:
- ultrasound-guided FNA (fine needle aspiration) punctures for harvesting cells from affected tissues in order to perform cytopathological examination;
- tissue / organ biopsies using the Tru-Cut ultrasound-guided technique, in order to collect samples from affected areas in order to perform the histopathological examination;
- ultrasound-guided cystocentesis, for the purpose of collecting sterile urine samples, for urine examinations and microbiological examinations;
- ultrasound-guided joint punctures for the collection of sterile joint fluid.