The lymphatic system requires special attention and timely care. After all, it depends on the state in which it resides, the immunity of the organism and our ability to withstand ailments.
Lymph nodes are one of the elements of the human immune system that play the role of biological filters that prevent the spread of microorganisms, toxic substances and cancer cells in the blood. In addition to filtering the flow of lymph, these organs, with their small size and proximity to the blood vessels, are the main sources of lymphocytes and phagocytes — antibodies that neutralize viruses and bacteria and protect us from the spread and development of infection.
Almost any, even implicit and slow, pathological process in the body leads to changes in the size and structure of the lymph nodes. Because of the intensification of the inflammatory process, they can expand, become dense, and acquires an irregular shape and uncharacteristic mobility. The normal state of the lymph nodes is that they are not probed at all or slightly noticeable. Any deviation from this rule should become a warning signal for the patient and an immediate reason for recording for ultrasound and specialist advice.
In the adult body, there are 400 to 1,000 lymph nodes, the accumulation of which is observed in the most vital parts of the body. Depending on the location of the lymph nodes are:
The reason of changing the shape or size of the lymph nodes in any of these zones can be defined by an ultrasound examination of these organs. This safe technique gives all information about your concerns.
Conduction of ultrasound of lymph nodes is required if:
In the course of ultrasound scanning, the diagnostician assesses the outlines of dense capsules from the connective tissue, their shape, uniformity of structure and size. Deviations from the norm of lymph nodes in various frequent bodies indicate different diseases.
The universality of this diagnostic method lies in the fact that it does not require special and lengthy preparation for the procedure. The only exception is ultrasound of the lymph nodes of the abdominal cavity. In this case, 3 days before the date of the study, the patient is recommended to exclude from the diet products that cause gassing in the intestine.
Ultrasound examination of lymph nodes last about 15-20 minutes. His results to the patient will be explained either by the doctor-diagnostician, or by the attending doctor at the reception.
The ultrasound in the Center for Progressive Medicine «AVICENNA MED» has many advantages:
To register for ultrasound of lymph nodes in the Center for Progressive Medicine «AVICENNA MED» you can call:+38(096) 290-03-95