Ultrasound can be used to examine the internal organs, vessels, soft tissues and bones without the use of X-rays.
For this reason, sonography is frequently used as a basic diagnostic tool in pediatric radiology. With its help, a multitude of medical questions can be answered.
In our ultrasound center, your child will be examined by specialists trained for this purpose. In addition, we continuously train medical colleagues from the pediatric clinics of the Charité in the performance of sonography.
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Ultrasound can be used to visualize and assess many organs and structures inside the body. The technique is based on the use of sound waves that are outside the range of human hearing. Ultrasound examinations do not pose any significant risks when used as directed. Therefore, the method is used by many medical specialties and especially in pediatric radiology. Sound waves are painless and non-invasive, so they do not interfere with the body and the examination is completely radiation-free. Typical applications of sonography include imaging of the abdominal organs and intestines, skin, soft tissues and joints, and in newborns and infants, the skull and spine.
Our department has three state-of-the-art ultrasound machines with all the transducers needed to examine a wide variety of body regions.
Usually no special preparation of your child for the examination is necessary. For certain questions, e.g. for the examination of the pancreas, gall bladder or renal vessels, your child should come to the appointment on an empty stomach. This will be communicated to you in advance when you make your appointment or by the referring physicians. If your daughter is scheduled for an examination of the ovaries or uterus, the urinary bladder should be full at the time of the examination.