Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
COMPUTERISED TOMOGRAPHY OR CT SCANNING OR CAT SCAN
Women should inform if there is any possibility that they are pregnant, as the examination involves radiation which is harmful to the fetus.
Ultrasound in pregnancy
Ultrasound imaging or sonography is based on the priciple of piezo-electric effect.Sound waves are produced by a piezoelectric crystal and images are produced by sound waves being reflected by various organs in the body.It does not use any ionizing radiation.
Doppler US can also be used especially in high risk mother like Pregnancy induced hypertension and IUGR to assess utero-placental and fetal blood flow dynamics.
Please note-ultrasound cannot identify all fetal abnormalities. It can determine the sex of the baby (but telling the sex of the baby is illegal in India!!)
Monday, December 13, 2004
MRI for patients
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a way of obtaining images of organs using a magnetic field without using harmful ionizing radiation. It uses a magnnetic field so there are some contraindications peculiar to magnetic field like metallic implants, cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants etc. There is no risk of because of radiaition and is a non-invasive safe procedure.
Welcome to the information site for patients
Have you ever wondered what does a MRI/CT/IVPetc mean or what to except in the procedure??
Or do you want to know about the adverse effects of a procedure or Contraindiactions??
Then this is the site for you!!!
All are welcome to this site... please feel free to express your opinion, queries, doubts and clarifications here!!!