Throughout my professional life, I have seen that the path to diagnosis in many diseases passes through radiology.

The Path İn Diagnosis İn Medicine Passes Through Radiology / Sp.Dr. Tuba Bayrak Uluisik (Radiology Specialist)
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8 June 2023
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After 6 years of education at Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, I completed my Radiology residency at OMU Radiology Department.

I have been a radiologist for 11 years. For the last 9 years of my specialty life, I worked at Samsun Gynecology and Childhood Hospital. Throughout my professional life, I have seen that the path to diagnosis in many diseases passes through radiology.

Ultrasonography is often the first and, in some cases, the only diagnostic method used for diagnosis in radiology. As an ongoing discourse from the past, although ultrasound is said to be 'easily accessible', it has become very difficult for patients to access ultrasound today.

In our practice, which was opened in order to be able to solve this problem with the experience I gained over many years and to provide our patients with the quality service they deserve, in more convenient terms and conditions, in accessible sizes, our patients are examined with our new generation top-of-the-line ultrasonography device and the reports are delivered as files immediately at the end of the procedure.


What is Ultrasonography?

It is the process of imaging the body with the help of high frequency sound waves in a device called ultrasound. Since it does not contain X-ray known as radiation, it is a harmless, reliable and easily accessible method, and it is the first preferred method for diagnostic purposes, especially in pregnancy follow-ups, infants and pediatric patients.


How is Ultrasonography Performed? How much will it take?

During the ultrasound process, a water-based ultrasound gel is applied to the area to be imaged, the probe is moved over the area to be imaged, and the images are followed on the screen. Although its duration varies according to the organ examined or the area examined, its average duration varies between 10-60 minutes.


Which Organs Are Evaluated by Ultrasonography?

  • In the abdomen: liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, intestine, uterus and ovaries in women, prostate in men
  • Breast
  • In the neck region: thyroid gland, salivary gland, lymph nodes
  • Testicle and scrotum in men
  • Hip ultrasound for hip dislocation in infants and transfontanel ultrasound for evaluation of the brain
  • Follicle follow-up with Transvaginal Ultrasound in patients planning pregnancy
  • Color Doppler Ultrasonography (RDUS) evaluates the blood flow in the vessels. CDUS is most commonly performed to evaluate vascular occlusion and varicose veins in the legs, vascular occlusion in the arms, hemodialysis fistulas, stenosis and occlusion in the neck veins, as well as the blood supply of all organs and masses.


How Often Can Ultrasonography Be Done?

Ultrasonography can be performed as often as your doctor deems appropriate, and in cases requiring follow-up, the same patient can be seen several times a day. Ultrasound has no known harm proven so far.


What is Detailed Ultrasound in Pregnancy? When is it done?

One of the most common and effective uses of ultrasonography is Pregnancy Ultrasound, known as Obstetric Ultrasound. The most important ultrasonographic examinations that should be done to every pregnant woman are;

  • 1st Trimester Detailed Ultrasonography Scan (between 11-14 weeks)
  • 2nd Trimester Detailed Ultrasonography Scan (between 20-24 weeks)

Apart from this, ultrasound follow-ups are continued with varying frequency until delivery. With detailed ultrasound, the baby's brain, face, thoracic cavity, heart, intra-abdominal organs, spine, hands, arms, feet, legs, gender, vessels and placenta that feed the baby, the fluid that the baby is in, the uterine walls and the cervix are examined in detail. An abnormality is being investigated.


4D Color Ultrasonography

4D Color Ultrasonography does not mean detailed ultrasonography. Detailed ultrasonography is performed on gray scale images, which we call "2D Ultrasound". 4-Dimensional Ultrasound, on the other hand, is a method in which the baby's face, hands, feet, body and position in the mother's womb can be watched in a color similar to the skin color, and its movements can also be recorded as video, which allows us to get an idea about the baby's appearance.



Radiology Specialist


0533 093 55 82

Mimar Sinan Mahallesi, Alparslan Bulvari, No:23/13  ATAKUM / SAMSUN

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