We perform ultrasound at three locations:
– Airedale Hospital main Radiology Department (location A14)
– Airedale Hospital antenatal clinic (obstetric scans only)
– Keighley Health Centre X-Ray Department
The department performs a variety of examinations including routine scans to more complex interventional procedures. The scans are performed by sonographers and radiologists.
Modern equipment enabled with the latest technology is utilised throughout the department.
What is an ultrasound scan?
An ultrasound scan uses high frequency sound waves to produce a diagnostic grey scale image. Sound waves pass into the body via a transducer (ultrasound probe) and are reflected back. The ultrasound machine then converts the reflecting sound waves into a real time image.
What is ultrasound used for?
Ultrasound can be used for imaging the following areas;
Abdominal – including liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, great vessels and bladder.
Gynaecology – including uterus, ovaries and bladder.
Obstetric – including during a pregnancy, confirming viability, screen for abnormalities and assess fetal growth.
Small parts – including testes and thyroid.
Breast – including diagnosis of breast pathology and as an aid to breast biopsies.
Musculoskeletal – including muscles, joints, tendons and skin.
Vascular – including veins and arteries
Interventional – including injections, aspirations and biopsies.