Echocardiography

Carotid and transcranial doppler, venous doppler, thyroid doppler, brain ultrasound, breast ultrasound, hip ultrasound

Preparation: No.

Transrectal Examination

Plain water enema (without soap).

  • Food and fluids are allowed.
  • Patient better to hold micturation 2 hours before the examination.
  • PSA analysis if available.
For infants:

Patients need to arrive with a full bladder. Give your child liquids 30 minutes to an hour before the ultrasound. Do not let your child drink Coke, Pepsi or any other soft drink. Do give water, juice, milk or formula. If your child is an infant, please give lots of liquid before arriving and bring extra bottles.

How should I prepare my child?

Although you cannot explain the exam to your baby your voice and comments will help your baby feel more secure during the test. Bringing along a special blanket, toy or pacifier, and also a bottle of juice or formula to feed your baby when the test is done.

Toddlers and preschool-age children

Young children remember things for only a short time, so the best time to talk about the test is right before you are ready to come to the center.

Tell your child that you are going to the center to have some "pictures" taken of inside his body. Explain that the doctor needs them to help him/her get better. Try to use simple words.

It is important to be honest with your child. If the test is known to bring some discomfort, be sure to mention it and tell the child it is okay to cry.

Because children at this age are afraid of being separated from their parent, say that that mummy or daddy will stay beside as much as possible. When you come to the center, bring a favorite book, toy or blanket. You may also bring along a snack for after the test.

School-age children

School-age children have a strong imagination. If you don't tell them the truth about what is going to happen during the test, they might imagine something much worse than the actual test.

The day of the test, tell your child that he will be going to the hospital to have some pictures taken of the inside of his body. Tell him the pictures will help the doctor decide how to make him better. Use simple words. Be honest. Try to tell your child exactly what will happen. If your child's examination is going to hurt a little, be sure to tell him it's okay to cry. When you come to the center, bring along a favorite book or game. If you wish, you may also bring along a snack for after the test.