From confirmation and dating of pregnancy to monitoring development and health of the foetus.
An integral part of gynaecological check ups, visualising uterus, ovaries and other pelvic conditions.
A large group of investigations of the abdominal organs including liver, gall bladder, kidneys and spleen.
An ultrasound of the heart assessing both structure and real-time function of this vital organ.
Detection of blood flow and blood flow disorders ranging from carotid artery narrowing to deep vein thrombosis.
Mostly indicated for the under 40s age group, and in patients with implants. Breast ultrasounds are invaluable in detecting and measuring breast cysts.
A group of ultrasounds ranging from the kidney-ureter-bladder investigations to the male genital system.
Investigation of joint injuries, muscle or tendon injuries, inflammations, hernias and lumps.
Includes ultrasounds of the thyroid gland, salivary glands, lymphnodes and other neck structures.
Ultrasound is a safe and valid tool in the screening of newborns, especially the brain, spine, kidneys and hips.
Apart from most of the above, tests can be carried out for congenital hip disorders, brain, spina bifida occulta, pyloric stenosis and more.
Fine Needle Aspiration
Fine needle aspiration involves using a thin needle inserted into a lump or cyst, to aspirate fluid and cells to be sent to a certified laboratory for analysis.
St. Andrews Ultrasound Services
At St. Andrews Clinics we have expanded our services to include Ultrasounds to thus offer a more comprehensive service under one roof. Medical sonography, or ultrasonography, uses harmless waves not known to pose any risks to the patients and uses power of such a low intensity as not to cause any heating or pressure effect. This technology allows visualisation of internal organs and any pathological lesions or tissue damage.
Our Ultrasound team consists of Dr Andrè Gatt, a Consultant Radiologist specialising in paediatric imaging, but also offering abdominal, thyroid, breast, musculoskeletal, prostate and genitourinary as well as doppler studies. Dr Gatt is complemented by Mrs Lara Sammut and Ms Gianella Bonnici, two qualified ultrasonographers who carry out antenatal and gynaecological ultrasounds. Dr Elton Pllaha, Cardiologist, carries out the cardiac echos.
Though self-referrals are accepted it is always recommended to seek advice from a doctor before you book an ultrasound. The applications of ultrasound are various and your doctor can guide you to the correct investigation.
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