Have an ultrasound at the CIMM in the Principality of Monaco

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Would you like to have an ultrasound at our centre? We can help you to visualize the organs located in your abdomen, pelvic cavity and neck, as well as the vessels, ligaments and heart.

This means we can observe the lymph nodes, thyroid, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and genitals. The main purpose is to detect a possible infection, malformation or tumour.

Our specialists will perform your ultrasound under the best possible conditions here in Monaco, completely respecting your privacy, and with total discretion.

We can also offer digital radiology, MRI and scans.

What is an echography?

Echography is a non-irradiating examination using ultrasound. Simple to perform and painless, ultrasound uses several modalities such as 2D, 3D with pulsed or colour doppler.

Nothing could be easier for the patient: simply lie down on a dedicated table and the radiologist performs the examination. Aided by a probe and gel, the ultrasound waves pass through the part of the body to be studied, and are returned as echoes, then analysed by a computer system, which forms an image on the radiologist’s screen. This examination lasts between 10 and 15 minutes.

The main advantage of this examination is that it can be performed even during pregnancy, as there is no radiation.

Ultrasound recommendations

In most cases, no preparation is necessary for an ultrasound. However, some examinations, such as abdominal ultrasound, require fasting (not eating, drinking or smoking for 4 to 6 hours before the examination), or having the bladder full for a pelvic study, for example (examination of the pelvic cavity).

Remember to let us have your social security card, the prescription from your attending physician, and your earlier radiological images, if you have any, for comparison purposes.

Although echography is risk-free because ultrasound waves are safe, the specialist may sometimes press down on the probe, which may cause slight discomfort during the examination. Apart from this detail, ultrasound is absolutely painless.

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