Advantages of Modern Ultrasound Imaging

Advantages of Modern Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound imaging (US) is the interaction of ultrasound with human tissues, which is absorbed, scattered, and reflected to varying degrees as it passes through different biological media.

US imaging is a standard method for many diseases and can also be used for screening. US should also be used for early preclinical diagnosis in situations where the patient has not yet had any diseases or symptoms.

This method does not expose the patient to radiation and is considered harmless. However, ultrasound has a number of limitations. The method is not standardized, and the quality of the examination will depend on the equipment used for the examination and the doctor's qualifications.

Objectives of ultrasound imaging:

  • Visualization of the condition of internal organs and their relationships, exclusion of organic pathology, assessment of individual and anatomical features;

  • Detection of the disease at all stages of the pathological process;

  • Diagnosis in the absence of clear clinical symptoms of the disease;

  • Dynamic observation, control of the treatment process and assessment of the results of therapeutic studies;

  • Selection of the correct treatment strategy for the patient, including timely planning of treatment.

Advantages of ultrasound imaging:

  • Safety (no penetrating radiation);

  • High information content;

  • The ability to be reused multiple times during the day;

  • Availability, speed, painlessness, simplicity of techniques;

  • Non-invasive (without violating the integrity of the skin and without the introduction of toxic contrast agents).

US imaging is recommended by WHO (World Health Organization) as a primary diagnostic procedure for various diseases of internal organs.

What organs can be checked during diagnostics:

  • Kidneys and adrenal glands;

  • Liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen;

  • Neck vessels;

  • Thyroid and mammary glands;

  • Pelvic organs (urinary bladder, prostate in men, uterus and appendages in women);

  • Testicular organs;

  • Fetus and embryo;

  • Leg vessels (arteries and veins);

  • Soft tissues, ligamentous apparatus of joints (most effectively knee and shoulder).


In the best diagnostic centers in Switzerland, there are various health diagnostics programs. The program includes a comprehensive examination of the patient's body and the organization of individual treatment.

  • Discussion of the full medical history with a doctor;

  • Laboratory tests to check the function of the liver, kidneys, and thyroid gland, blood sugar and fat levels, and blood tests;

  • Check of heart activity on a bicycle ergometer (ECG at rest and under load);

  • Pulmonary functional tests (including determining the total size of the lungs and airway resistance);

  • Consultation with a doctor (discussion of all test results and recommendations for improving overall health);

  • Your personal medical record (in German or English);

  • Individual support throughout the program.

The professional team of doctors at the medical center closely cooperates with institutes to cope with cases of any complexity.

Health diagnostics in Switzerland is always the highest level of comfort and accommodation, regardless of whether it is a clinic or a special hotel.