Providing no other investigations are required, you will be able to eat, drink and resume normal activities as soon as you wish.
A report of the examination will be sent to your doctor.
The instrument causes no pain but if the area being examined is already a little tender, there may be minor discomfort if the sonographer has to press more firmly in order to obtain a clear picture.
The sonographer will then slide a small hand-held instrument transmitting the sound waves over the skin and examine the pictures displayed on the screen.Blockages in major blood vessels can also be detected.Ultrasound is a very safe technique and can be used to examine adults, children and babies.Clear gel will be put on your skin over the area being examined.
This helps the transmission of the sound waves through the skin.However, to examine certain areas of the body successfully, special preparation is sometimes required.