If the examination was requested by your (general) practitioner, it is usually reimbursed by your insurance company. View the fee schedule
Ultrasound (echoscopy or ultrasound) is used to examine organs within the body. However, ultrasound is best known from the pregnancy ultrasound, which examines whether the unborn baby is healthy. An ultrasound scan can be requested by your GP or specialist:
The ultrasound waves are emitted by means of a so-called transducer that is moved over your skin. The sound waves reflect differences in tissue density. These are captured by the transducer and the signals are then converted into images by a computer. Ultrasound has been used since 1960. Up to now, no adverse effects have been reported and it can therefore be called a safe examination method.
This examination sometimes requires special preparation.
If you are coming for an examination of the abdomen or kidneys, you may not eat or drink for two hours before the examination. You may have a light breakfast in the form of a rusk and a cup of tea if you really feel the need. You may also take your medication. If you are not coming until the afternoon, you may have breakfast. Make sure that your bladder is properly filled, so try not to urinate for at least two hours before the examination.
For examinations of skin, neck, joints or blood vessels not located in the abdomen, you do not need to have an empty stomach or full bladder.
If you prepare well, the examination will go smoothly and quickly.
The (general) practitioner who requested the examination will receive the results within 24 hours. He/she will contact you to discuss the results.
Ultrasound has been used since 1960. Up to now, no adverse effects of ultrasound have been reported. An ultrasound can therefore be considered safe.
To make an appointment, please contact us at 075 650 29 75. We are available from 08.00 - 16.30.
For this treatment you need a reference from the general practitioner.
You can usually get an appointment within 2 working days. Please call for an appointment.