Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy

Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy

Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Ultrasound scanning is the most common imaging tool used for monitoring the growth and progress of your baby. From the several scans that will be performed over your pregnancy the medical team can identify your baby’s growth pattern and gender, as well as certain genetic abnormalities. The very first time you will receive a scan will usually be at the 6-8 week mark. This scan will be a transvaginal scan (the probe will be inserted into the vagina to get a better view of the uterus). At this stage we can...

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What is Ultrasound?

An ultrasound scan is a radiological investigation that can be used in a variety of situations. As the name suggests, the scan is performed using sound waves that bounce and reflect off different substances within the body and return to the probe. Depending on the speed of return and strength of the soundwave (wave strength diminishes with distance) and image is recreated on the screen giving us a picture the body’s internal organs. Most substances within the body exhibit a degree of sound reflectivity and sound transmittance allowing us...

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Herpes zoster (Shingles)

Herpes zoster also known as shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV) that also causes chicken pox. After recovering from chicken pox or after receiving chicken pox vaccine, the virus stays inactive in the body and can reactivate later in life causing shingles. Commonly, the risk of getting shingles increases with age or if one have a weakened immune system such as living with HIV/AIDS, cancer or on treatment such as long term steroids, radiation or chemotherapy. Signs & Symptoms: Shingles is a painful...

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Influenza: Fighting the Flu

It’s the time of year, where the weather is getting colder (for the tropics!), the days shorter and everyone is looking ahead to their end of year plans. Unfortunately, this is also the prime period for influenzal infections, otherwise known as flu season. What is influenza? Influenza is a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The virus is found in humans, mammals and birds. Influenza is usually spread by contact with infective fluids, usually respiratory secretion or bid droppings. Respiratory fluids can be aersolized by...

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Ebola Fact Sheet

 

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