Services

Our Services

The Valley Ultrasound approach is based on a philosophy that the delivery of medical services should be personalised,compassionate and patient focused.

Nuchal Translucency scan ( First Trimester Combined Screening)

We like to perform this scan at 13-14 weeks gestation. During the scan the soft tissue thickness of the skin at the nape of the babys neck (nuchal translucency) will be measured and documented. The risk assessment is made by combining the nuchal translucency measurement with your age, and other factors like the blood test. The nuchal translucency (NT) screening test won’t give you a definite diagnosis, but it will show whether your baby is at risk for a chromosomal abnormality.

Morphology Scan

Is performed at 19-20 weeks, and is performed to assess the growth of the baby and the development of the face, brain, spine, heart, limbs and internal organs. This is the time we will be able to tell whether your baby will be a Boy or Girl.

Growth scan

To check that your baby is growing appropriately, to see how much fluid there is around the baby, and to assess the health of the placenta.

 

An abdominal ultrasound assesses the liver, aorta, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen and kidneys. It is often the first examination performed when someone is having abdominal problems.

 

A renal ultrasound assesses your bladder and kidneys. We need you to have a full bladder so we can see the bladder wall, and how well your bladder empties.

 

The pelvic ultrasound assesses the uterus and ovaries. Unless clinically inappropriate an internal (transvaginal scan) is routinely performed as part of the pelvic assessment.

 

The fine detail of muscles and tendons and ligaments can be assessed with ultrasound.

 

When assessing blood flow in the arteries and veins, a special kind of ultrasound called doppler is used. This can be performed in the abdomen, arms and legs and neck.

 

Ultrasound is very good at assessing the soft tissues of the breast, glands and testes.

 

Dr Jaco Van der Walt who will perform these examinations at Valley Ultrasound will use ultrasound guidance to identify the exact spot for steroid injection into your joint or tendon. It has been recognised that performing these injections under ultrasound guidance is more effective than performing these “blind”.

Cortisone, or steroids are often injected directly into joints to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or other inflammatory diseases. Cortisone injections can offer fast-acting relief of inflamed muscles, tendons and bursa.

 

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