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Karthik Clinic & Karthik Ultrasound Scan Centre
MICO Layout, II Stage, Arekere, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560076
Karthik Ultrasound Scan Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is ultrasound scanning? Is it safe for the mother and the baby?
  2. Sound waves which we can hear are in the range of 20Hz to 20KHz. Electro-magnetic waves in the frequency range of 2MHz to 12MHz are called ultrasound waves, shriller than normal sound waves. Ultrasound waves are absorbed/reflected by body tissues depending upon their type. In ultrasound scanning, a probe emits ultrasound waves directed at the body being examined and a detector captures the reflected waves. Based on the intensity of the received waves, an image of the tissue under examination is created.

    Ultrasound scanning is a non-invasive procedure. It is a simple procedure conducted on the examination table. Unlike X-rays which are contra indicated during pregnancy, ultrasound scanning is safe for the mother and the growing fetus. Repeated ultrasound scans pose no problems to either the mother or the fetus.

    A jelly like substance, the ultrasound gel, is applied on the surface to create a good transmission medium between the probe and the human body. It is mostly composed of water and is totally harmless to the patient. It might feel a little cold just when applied, but it is in no other way uncomfortable. After the procedure, the gel is wiped with tissue paper.

  3. Sometimes patients are asked to take in lot of water and not pass urine before ultrasound scanning. Why is this?
  4. The female reproductory organs are positioned in the body in such a way that when the bladder is full, ultrasound waves get conducted through the water filled bladder and provide a clear imaging of the organs. In the absence of the water in the bladder, ultrasound waves get diffused and imaging becomes difficult. Hence patients are asked to come with a “full bladder”.

  5. Why do patients experience delays in appointments for ultrasound scanning?
  6. The doctor has to take images at several critical positions of the fetus to take measurements so that she can assess the well being of the fetus. A fetus is in its own world in the mother’s womb and many times it does not keep still to enable such measurements. Taking critical sections, therefore consumes a lot of time of the doctor. In some extreme cases, appointments might be rescheduled because the fetus might never present itself in the right position to be scanned. This behavior of the fetus is beyond the control of the doctor and this invariably results in delays.

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Services offered:
Ultrasound
  • Early Pregnancy Scan
  • 11-14 Weeks (NT) Scan
  • Mid Trimester Anomaly Scan with Doppler
  • Interval Growth Scan with Doppler
  • End Term Assessment Scan with Doppler
  • 3D/4D Scan
  • Pelvic Scan
  • Abdomino Pelvic Scan
  • Breast Scan
  • Neonatal Abdoment Scan
Aneuploidy Screening
  • First Trimester Screening Test (FTS)
  • Second Trimester Screening Test
  • (Quadruple & Triple)
Genetic Counseling Consultations
  • General
  • Antenatal
  • Paediatric
  • Well-Woman Check Up including PAP Smear
  •   Ultrasound
  •   Aneuploidy Screening
  •   Genetic Counseling Consultations
     

Ultrasound training
  • To gain knowledge of the basics of ultrasound physics
  • To be confident in performing a targeted obstetric scan and identify the common fetal anomalies
  • Understanding fetal biometry
  • To image the normal uterus and adnexae and identify their pathology

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