Ultrasonography—Ultrasound (US)

Ultrasound Examination

In Affidea the ultrasound examination is performed by medical specialists.  It takes from 15 to 45 minutes according to the examined localization and the request of the referring physician.

Examination Outputs

New technologies in hardware and software of ultrasound machines enable us not only classical US imaging, but also create three-dimensional reconstructions (3D ultrasound) and monitor dynamic processes (Doppler effect).

Preparation for Abdomen Examination, including Kidneys

2-3 days before the examination stick to anti-flatulence diet
We recommend to eat: boiled potatoes, rice, mashed potatoes, pasta, white meat. Do not use grease!
It is necessary to avoid: fruit, vegetables, fresh bread, pulses, fizzy drinks, milk.
Reduce or completely eliminate smoking!
On the day of the examination from midnight do not eat, do not drink, do not smoke.
3 days before the examination, 3 times a day (morning, midday, evening) take 2 pills of Espumisan (treats the symptoms of flatulence).

The Principle of an Ultrasound Machine

The ultrasound machine consists of a computer unit with reconstruction software and an ultrasound probe. This probe works both as a transmitter and a receiver of ultrasonic waves. The principle of an ultrasound machine is based on the fact that when ultrasonic waves spread in the environment they recoil. These recoils are not always the same and they depend on the environment which the wave passes. These recoils are received back by the probe and the software is able, based on the differences in the recoils reconstruct an US image.

Ultrasound Examinations Performed in Affidea

  • Examination of abdominal organs: liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, spleen, retroperitoneum, including the lymph nodes, kidneys and surroundings, urinary tract, examination of the function of the bladder – capacity
  • Pelvic examination: uterus and uterine appendages, including Douglas space (women) and prostate (men)  
  • Examination of vascular abdominal structures: v. portae, abd. aorta and other major blood vessels including renal arteries
  • Examination of the throat: thyroid, parathyroid, nodes, parotid, submandibularis, supraclavicular lymph nodes
  • Soft tissue examination: skin, subcutaneous tissue, the extent and character of haematomas, the development of abscesses, tumors
  • Breast examination, axilla
  • Scrotum examination: testicles, epididymis, fluid in scrotum
  • Joint examination: especially knee joint (width of the aperture, liquid content including Baker’s pseudocysts, or malformed meniscus)
  • Examination of extracranial and peripheral vessels
  • Examination of the presence of free or encapsulated fluid intrathoracic and intraabdominal


  • Ultrasound machine Logic E9 (produced by GEMS) -  new (2013) top class ultrasound machine with extensive possibilities mainly in vascular area
  • Ultrasound machine Logic S7 Expert (produced by GEMS)

Chief Physician:

  • MUDr. Bani Hani Amjad


  • MUDr. Tatjana Grillová
  • MUDr. Magdalena Volešová
  • MUDr. Michaela Hainzová
  • MUDr. Jiří Jahoda

Preparation for the Examination

Abdominal Ultrasonography

2-3 days before the examinations stick to anti-flatulence diet. It is necessary to avoid: fizzy drinks, flatulent vegetables and fruit, pulses, fresh bread, eggs, milk. It is recommended to eat: boiled potatoes, rice, pasta, white meat, ham. Do not use grease. Do not starve, eat small portions regularly. Eliminate  or reduce smoking. Use ESPUMISAN (over-the-counter medicine) during your diet  - 2 pills 3 times a day.

On the day of the examination do not eat, drink or smoke from midnight (in case of an afternoon examination do not eat, drink or smoke 6 hours prior the examination).