Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs, muscles, blood vessels and other soft tissues. Unlike some other imaging techniques, ultrasound is safe and suitable for all patients. We perform various ultrasound scans for diagnosis and treatment at our office in Governors Square using state-of-the-art machines and techniques.
Our sonographer Montana Kitt has undergone special training and is licensed in Cayman and Canada. She has extensive experience in performing and interpreting ultrasound scans. Our highly qualified radiologists are reporting in Cayman and overseas. All Cayman Islands residents and visitors can book an appointment in our clinic for a diagnostic ultrasound. We accept all doctors’ referrals.
To make an appointment for an ultrasound or request pricing, please call our office today at +1 345 939 1282 or +1 345 946 0067. You can email your doctor’s referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don’t forget to provide your phone number. We will contact you to make an appointment. If you do not have a doctor's referral you should get one during your next visit.If you would like to have a breast or vascular (veins, arteries) ultrasound you can make an appointment with Dr Tanja Ebanks in our clinic. She may request your ultrasound if it’s necessary.
How much does an ultrasound cost?
If you were referred to the Cayman Islands Surgery Center for a medical issue, your insurance should partially or completely cover the cost of an ultrasound. Ultrasound costs vary depending on the type of ultrasound. In our clinic we follow The Standard Health Insurance Fees for the Cayman Islands as guidelines.Make sure to bring your health insurance card on the day of your appointment. By your choice, you can pay for your ultrasound completely and request reimbursement from the insurance company. To confirm your medical benefits and ultrasound cost you should call +1 345 946 0067 or +1 345-939-1282.
An abdominal ultrasound can help us quickly find the cause of abdominal pain. An abdominal (belly) ultrasound looks at organs and other soft tissues within the abdomen, such as the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, and abdominal aorta. Most patients scheduled for this scan need to fast before their appointment. However, in urgent cases such as appendicitis or other reasons for acute abdominal pain, patients can come without appointment and preparation. Please give us a call before you come +1 345 939 1282.
An ultrasound of the breast can help you to know whether a lump or bump is a benign cyst or something more serious. It is also often used as a complementary scan when mammogram results are inconclusive. Younger women and women with dense breasts are also good candidates for breast ultrasound screening. Male patients also can suffer from breast issues including breast cancer. If you are a man who feels a lump or pain in your breast area you should check it on ultrasound. You can call our clinic +1 345 946 0067 and make an appointment with Dr Tanja Ebanks.
Female Pelvic Ultrasound
If a female patient has lower abdominal pain one of the most common reasons is the gynecological problem.A pelvic ultrasound is a safe way to examine female reproductive organs, such as the uterus and ovaries. There are two ways we can perform this type of exam: transabdominally and transvaginally. The type of pelvic ultrasound you will need depends on your health and which structures need examination. Patients have to drink 4 cups of water 1 hour before an ultrasound exam and come with a full bladder.
Male Pelvic Ultrasound
The urinary bladder, prostate, seminal vesicles and other structures inside the male pelvis can be visualized with a male pelvic ultrasound. Common problem for men over 50 years old is prostate enlargement and urine retention which can be easily checked on male pelvis ultrasound. We can perform a male pelvic ultrasound either transabdominally or transrectally. Some preparation is usually needed for both techniques. Patients need to drink 4 cups of water 1 hour before an exam, and come with a full bladder. Sometimes fleet enema is necessary.
When patients have muscles (soft tissue) or joint acute or chronic pain or any recent trauma, musculoskeletal ultrasound is an irreplaceable tool. This diagnostic exam can create detailed images of your muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and surrounding nerves. A major advantage of this exam is that it can look at these structures in motion, which helps with reaching a diagnosis. Patients have an X-ray after trauma which in the majority of cases doesn’t show any bone abnormality/fracture. However, pain is persisting. Soft tissue injury is not seen on X-ray but clearly seen on ultrasound. If you are experiencing pain after injury and your bones are normal, ask your doctor to refer you for an ultrasound. It would make sense to have ultrasound of the painful area before physiotherapy to target treatment at particular problems which are seen on ultrasound.
Pediatric including Neonatal Ultrasound
Acute abdominal pain is a common problem for children. The safest and fastest way to check the reason for pain is abdominal and/or pelvic ultrasound.Newborns and children can experience unique health problems that a pediatric ultrasound can detect. An ultrasound of the baby’s hips and pelvis, for example, can help us detect common newborn issues like hip dysplasia. Other baby’s problems such as undescended testicles or pyloric stenosis can be easily assessed on ultrasound. Our sonographer Tatiana Kosinchar has a pediatrician degree and special training in pediatric ultrasound.
Renal (Kidney & Bladder) Ultrasound
Patients with lower back and flank pain often need a kidney ultrasound to rule out kidney stones and other kidney diseases. A renal ultrasound examines the size, location, shape and blood flow of the kidneys. Common problem for men after 50 years is a prostate enlargement. If a male patient has problems with emptying the bladder, a renal ultrasound can investigate the bladder capacity and ability to empty it completely.
Ultrasound of Small Body Parts
Diagnostic sonography can help assess smaller organs located near the surface of the skin, such as the thyroid gland, salivary glands and testicles. If your doctor suspects your symptoms are due to issues with these organs, a quick ultrasound scan will help them rule out or diagnose a problem.
Soft Tissue Ultrasound
If you or your doctor notices a palpable lump you may need a soft tissue ultrasound to determine the nature of this lesion. Most soft tissue bumps are benign growths such as cysts or lipomas. In very rare cases, they may be the first sign of malignancy.
A vascular ultrasound is used to assess the arteries and veins. This can help us to detect dangerous blood clots and other blockages in the circulatory system. Varicose veins are a very common problem which can be treated. A vein map ultrasound explores the vein network and shows incompetent segments. Based on this ultrasound your doctor develops a treatment plan.Diabetec patient and long time smokers suffer from arterial damage. The extent of the problem can be assessed on carotid ultrasound and leg arteries ultrasound. A carotid ultrasound checks vessels which bring blood to the brain. A leg artery ultrasound checks blood flow in the legs. It’s especially important if a patient has symptoms such as pain and cramps during walking, numbness and coldness of the feet at rest.
Contact Cayman Surgery
If you would like to know more about ultrasounds we perform in Cayman Surgery clinic you can email our technologist Montana Kitt on email@example.com.