The report should be conclusive where possible, indicating when the appearances are consistent with a specific diagnosis. Where no conclusion is possible alternative explanations for the ultrasound appearances may be offered. Talk to your midwife, GP or obstetrician about any concerns you have.
for more information on what may happen if a scan or other screening test suggests an abnormality.Any health-care provider performing diagnostic ultrasound must understand the physics of diagnostic ultrasound and have thorough, supervised training.This includes, but is not limited to, power settings, basic orientation, and proper cleaning of ultrasound probes between uses.For example: The exclusion value and significance of the ultrasound appearances should be stated where relevant. The sonographer should be aware at all times of the implications for the patient of the contents of the report and act in accordance with local guidelines. Ultrasound appearances of the left adnexa are normal but left ovary not demonstrated - ? The right Achilles tendon was mildly thickened and hypoechoic approximately 5 cms from its calcaneal insertion which may represent a focal tendinosis.
Failure to understand the limitations of diagnostic ultrasound or inadequate training of physicians in this technique can result in grave complications for the patient and liability for health-care providers.