About ultrasound examinations in general
Abdominal ultrasound is nowadays a basic diagnostic examination. It provides an overview of the abdominal organs, and it is completely harmless and painless.
The size, structure, and certain deficiencies of the thyroid can be examined using ultrasound.
Using ultrasound, soft parts under the skin and lymph nodes can be examined in any part of the body.
Ultrasound examination of the scrotum is done using a high resolution device which gives a detailed picture. The examination also includes the epididymis and the spermatic.
During the ultrasound examination of the penis, its structure, the glans, and to a certain extent, the outer layers under the skin, bigger aortas and veins can be analyzed. With current ultrasound techniques, we usually cannot examine surface processes that only affect the skin.
Circulation, width and deviances of the neck arteries that go to the brain (arteria carotis and vertebralis), and the artery below the collarbone (arteria subclavia) can be examined with this method.
In the veins of the limbs, the doppler ultrasound examination is suitable for exploring circulation, obstructions (thrombosis), and for checking progress after the treatment of thrombosis.
In the case of patients suffering from erectile dysfunction, the aim of Penis Color Doppler examination is to get information about the vessels of the penis, its circulation, in order to find the best way to help the patient with his problem.