Ultrasound (sonography)

Ultrasound (or sonography or echography) refers to the use of ultrasound (= sound with a frequency above the human hearing threshold) as an imaging procedure for examining organic tissue. A transducer emits sound waves that are absorbed (taken up) or reflected in the body depending on the type of tissue. Ultrasound examinations are used to diagnose and monitor the progress of diseases in many areas. The additional use of contrast agents in ultrasound allows the non-invasive diagnosis of specific issues, particularly of the liver and kidneys, but also of all other areas listed.

Range of applications

  • Neck and thyroid gland
  • Pleura
  • Abdomen and pelvis
  • Soft tissue and joints
  • Peripheral neurography
  • Vessels incl. Doppler and duplex
  • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of all areas mentioned, in particular the liver and kidneys