Ultrasound examinations are one of the most frequently performed radiology procedures. TRG Group performs many thousands of these examinations each year and offers a range of ultrasound procedures. Your doctor will discuss options with you and recommend the most appropriate procedure for your clinical problem. You can read more about the range of procedures offered by clicking on the items in the Sub Menu to the right.
What is ultrasound?
An ultrasound machine uses high frequency sound waves, rather than x-rays, to produce images of the body.
These high-energy sound waves are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echo patterns are shown on the screen of the ultrasound machine, forming a picture of body tissues called a sonogram.
Are there any risks?
There has been no known hazard from ultrasound during its use in medicine for over 40 years, nor is there discomfort with this method of examination.