Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is used to characterize and diagnose nodules found in the internal organs (liver, pancreas, spleen, kidney, uterus, ovary, bladder, prostate, breast, thyroid, etc.). This type of investigation requires intravenous injection of a contrast agent in a very small amount (from 1 ml to 4.8 ml, depending on the organ being investigated).
The contrast substance is actually an inert gas which, mixed with phospholipids and physiological serum, by stirring, forms millions of micro-bubbles. After the injection of the substance in the form of micro bubbles, in a very short time (about 10 seconds), it reaches the investigated node and allows to obtain an image based solely on the signal from the vessels. The substance is completely eliminated from the body by exhaling about 15 minutes after injection.
This method is noninvasive, non-irritating, very well tolerated by the body and more financially advantageous compared to other investigations using contrast (computed tomography, MRI). By contrast contrast ultrasound, anatomical structures can be better visualized and characterized compared to classical ultrasound, and it is easier to differentiate between malignant and benign in the case of different tumors at the investigated organs.
The contrast substance can be injected repeatedly in the same patient within the same echocardiographic investigation without the risk of adverse reactions. The substance is not allergenic and can be given to patients who do not tolerate iodinated (CT) or paramagnetic (MRI) contrast agents, as well as patients who have kidney problems.
DigestMed is a privately-owned medical clinic primarily involved in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases and performs medical work at the highest European standards. DigestMed provides patients with a range of services including gastroenterology, hepatology and digestive endoscopy, endocrinology and psychiatry.
We perform in a pleasant and welcoming environment and put a special emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness, providing our patients with complete safety, comfort and medical services at a high-quality standard.
Each and every patient is important to us and we strive to respect the appointment time. However, the planned time may be offset due to cases that may require more detailed investigations than planned at the time of scheduling.
In each specialized section of the DigestMed clinic, our patients are informed about the investigations they are about to perform and their questions and concerns about their health status will promptly be answered .
DigestMed will provide you with a medical team composed of professional physicians with high expertise in the field, who, following the performed investigations, offer the patients a fast and efficient treatment, specific to the needs they meet.
DigestMed offers you a team of physicians with extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of digestive diseases. Our physicians are open to communication with the patients and work with you in order to develop an optimal therapeutic strategy according to your expectations and your health.
At DigestMed your health is our goal, which is why our team is ready to answer your requests and provide you with assistance in dealing with your health problems. DigestMed Clinic provides you with a quick consultation service if your health problems require urgent assessment and treatment. We also offer the possibility to make an online appointment by completing the form on the DigestMed website.
Quality exploration means quality device and an experienced physician. The clinic is equipped with modern, state-of-the-art equipment according to European standards of hygiene and health and professional equipment - we have a Siemens Acuson X150 ultrasound and a Pentax endoscopy line. We are using the best medical equipment to ensure that the services we are offering to our patients are perfectly suited to your needs.
We offer medical services based on appointment, but we also provide medical consulting services for foreign or emergency patients, scheduled at the latest on the following day.
You can reach us by using the following public transport means: METRO : M3 Lujerului TRAM : 41 Bd. Uverturii station, BUS : 178 Teatrul Masca station; 106, 136, 236, 336 Piata Veteranilor station, TROLLEYBUS : 61, 62 Piata Veteranilor station