What is interventional ultrasound
Interventional Ultrasound is a procedure that is used in the treatment or diagnosis of different ailments. In this kind of procedure, ultrasound is used to track down the problem whilst an invasive procedure is carried out. Ultrasound is used to detect problems in the parts of body and display it with the help of ultrasonic images.
What is interventional ultrasound used for?
As mentioned, interventional ultrasound can be used to treat and diagnose different health conditions. The most commonly treated health problems are thyroid cysts and metastatic thyroid cancer lymph nodes. The process of interventional ultrasound saves the patient from radiation exposure from usual imaging techniques like x-ray.
Problems related to thyroid (like thyroid cysts) that were treated through surgeries before but now can be treated using interventional ultrasound technology. Even major health concerns like metastatic thyroid cancer lymph nodes can be treated with the help of interventional ultrasound. This is a relatively new technology and its usage not yet common.
What is the procedure like?
The process of interventional ultrasound may hurt a bit depending on the invasive procedure being carried out alongside the imaging.
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