Paediatric Ultrasound is a safe and widely used real time imaging technique which can be performed on infants and children. It uses high frequency sound waves which are produced by a special ultrasound probe, called a transducer. The frequency of these sound waves is higher than can be detected by the human ear. The sound waves bounce off parts of the body and are detected by the probe, then used to create images that can be displayed on a monitor.
Because ultrasounds are captured in real time they appear as moving images, which enhances the diagnostic capability of the test. Ultrasound has no known harmful effects and can be used as a diagnostic tool for a variety of conditions in infants and children.
What types of Paediatric Ultrasound scans are offered at Envision?
The following types of Paediatric Ultrasounds are offered at Envision: