​​​​Ultrasound

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​The ultrasound section at the Aga Khan University Hospital offers state-of-the-art patient services in ultrasound and is privileged to be awarded a Centre for Education (COE) status by the World Federation of Ultrasound and Medicine & Biology (WFUMB). ​

Imaging Services

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The section performs more than 24,000 examinations each year, including but not limited to, abdominal and gynecologic ultrasound; thyroid and neck; obstetrics and gynaecology; organ transplants; ultrasound of various joints, muscles and tendons; carotid, abdominal and peripheral vascular doppler examinations. We also perform elastography of the liver to check for liver fibrosis and a whole range of ultrasound-guided biopsies and therapeutic procedures.

Our six rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasound units, most with 3-D capabilities. We have portable ultrasound machines that can be deployed anywhere in the hospital including wards and casualty for point of care ultrasound (POCUS). We archive all images electronically on a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) giving us long term retrieval capability and instant comparison with previous examinations. The PACS works as a hub and spoke architecture with connections to all outreach centres of the hospital.

All images are reviewed twice, once by the performing sonographer and thereafter validated by a specialist radiologist to ensure maximum quality control for all examinations.


​​Education And Research

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Residents rotating through this section obtain hands-on experience in imaging various body systems under the guidance of experienced faculty.

As a COE of WFUMB, the ultrasound section has already published over 10 research papers, and the section head, through WFUMB has authored many guidelines and position papers regarding ultrasound procedures.


Faculty​​

 Meet our Faculty.​​