Ultrasound Scan in Vietnam

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Vinmec Times City International Hospital
5.0

From 6 verified reviews

Binh Do Trong, 31 March 2020

Very satisfied with their high quality services and standards. Thank you all, Vinmec

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Da Nang Hospital C
5.0

From 5 verified reviews

Lukas Kiefer, 08 March 2020

They take good care of patients. Thank you

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Vinmec Da Nang International Hospital
5.0

From 5 verified reviews

Seaghán Ó Raghallaigh, 02 August 2020

Fantastic facilities and a very caring staff. The doctors were all fluent in English. Strangely, one of my highlights of being in Danang.

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Thanh Nhan Hospital
5.0

From 3 verified reviews

Lorena Loria, 21 September 2020

The hospital is newly built, modern, well equipped. The quality of medical examination and treatment is much higher than before. If you live in Hai Ba Trung area and neighboring districts in Hanoi, this is the place to visit.

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Bai Chay Hospital
5.0

From 2 verified reviews

Juan Camilo, 06 January 2020

Good service

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Tam Tri Sai Gon General Hospital
5.0

From 3 verified reviews

Sherwin Lucas, 05 August 2019

One of the best private hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City with reasonable prices, adequate equipment and clean rooms. Hospital has testing services, vaccines, CT scans, accommodation, emergency.

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Da Nang General Hospital
5.0

From 3 verified reviews

Trinh Hoang, 07 March 2020

They have lots of patients but doctors and nurses in the ICU are hardworking and experienced. They don't accept gifts or money, which is a good practice.

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Binh Dan Hospital Danang
5.0

From 2 verified reviews

Thanh Phong Mai, 13 September 2020

I am a new patient here and quite satisfied with the service of the hospital! Clean hospital, friendly staff, reasonable cost.

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Thien Nhan Hospital
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

Rebecca Farmer, 10 October 2019

Excellent hospital that caters for both domestic and international customers in a friendly and professional manner. 5 stars

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Vinmec Danang International Hospital
5.0

From 5 verified reviews

Seaghán Ó Raghallaigh, 09 August 2020

Fantastic facilities and a very caring staff. The doctors were all fluent in English. Strangely, one of my highlights of being in Danang.

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What you need to know about Ultrasound Scan in Vietnam

Ultrasound Scan

An ultrasound scan, also known as sonography, is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures inside of your body. These images can provide valuable information to diagnose and treat numerous diseases and conditions. The image produced is called a sonogram.  

Ultrasound scans are commonly associated with pregnancy as they are often used to view the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy, providing an expectant mother with the first view of her unborn child. The scans can also be used to monitor the health of the developing baby. However, an ultrasound scan can be used for many reasons, including:

  • Assess blood flow

  • Diagnose problems with muscles, soft tissues, and blood vessels

  • Diagnose gallbladder disease

  • Check your thyroid gland, liver, kidneys, and pancreas

  • Examine a breast lump

  • Evaluate joint inflammation

  • Detect prostate and genital problems

  • Examine metabolic bone disease

  • Investigate a tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, or carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Guide surgeons’ movements during certain medical procedures, such as tumor treatment or biopsy. 

What does a Ultrasound Scan Procedure Involve?

There are two main types of ultrasound scans:

External ultrasound scan

During an external ultrasound scan, a trained technician (sonographer) apply a lubricating gel onto your skin over the area being examined. 

The sonographer than places a small, hand-held device called a transducer against the area being studied. The transducer may be moved as needed to capture the images. The transduces works by sending sound waves into your body, collecting the ones that echo, and sending them to a computer that creates the images. These images can be interpreted by your doctor. Humans cannot hear the sound waves as they are too high of a pitch for us to hear. 

Depending on the area being examined, you may be asked to change positions to let the sonographer get better access. You should not feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure. 

Internal ultrasound scan

In some cases, an ultrasound scan may be done inside your body. This type of ultrasound is normally used to evaluate the internal reproductive organs or urinary system. During an external ultrasound scan, the transducer is attached to a probe that is inserted into a natural opening in your body. Here are some examples of internal ultrasound:

  • Transvaginal ultrasound – the sonographer uses a special transducer and gently inserts it into the vagina to get a quick look at the ovaries and uterus.

  • Transrectal ultrasound – a special transducer is placed into the rectum to create images of the prostate.

  • Transesophageal echocardiogram – the sonographer inserts a transducer into your esophagus to obtain heart images. This procedure is usually under local anesthesia and sedative.

When your ultrasound scan is complete, a radiologist will analyze the images and send a report to your doctor. Then, your doctor will share the result with you.

MyMediTravel currently lists 58 facilities in Vietnam offering Ultrasound Scan procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Ultrasound Scan can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

How Long Should I Stay in Vietnam for a Ultrasound Scan Procedure?

You should be able to leave the hospital soon after your ultrasound finishes. Since the images of your scan will need to be analyzed, you may need to stay in Vietnam for at least 3 to 7 days, or until the results are ready. When the results are ready, you will have to attend a follow-up appointment to discuss them with your doctor.

What's the Recovery Time for Ultrasound Scan Procedures in Vietnam?

You can return to your normal activities, including work, immediately after an ultrasound scan. However, if you have an internal ultrasound scan that involves the use of anesthetic and sedative, you should wait about 24 hours until you are allowed to go back to your normal activities.

What sort of Aftercare is Required for Ultrasound Scan Procedures in Vietnam?

There is generally no special aftercare following an ultrasound scan. You can drive, eat, and drink as usual straightaway. If the ultrasound scan involves anesthetic and sedative, you should not drive, operate machinery, or drink alcohol for a day.

What's the Success Rate of Ultrasound Scan Procedures in Vietnam?

The success and accuracy rate of an ultrasound scan depends on what it is used for. It should be 100% accurate in detecting a fetal heartbeat. However, it may not be always accurate for other uses. 

Ultrasound scan is very safe and there are no know risks from the sound waves used in the procedure. Unlike some other scans, such as CT scans, ultrasound scans do not involve exposure to radiation. 

If you are undergoing an internal scan and are allergic to latex, make sure to let the sonographer know so they can use a latex-free probe cover. 

Are there Alternatives to Ultrasound Scan Procedures in Vietnam?

The alternatives to ultrasound scan depend on the reason why you need the procedure. For instance, if you want to confirm your pregnancy, you can simply use a pregnancy test from the drug store or get a blood test. If you want to find out the sex of your unborn baby, you can get also get a blood test. For other uses, you may undergo other imaging tests, such as CT scan, MRI scan, or X-rays.

What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

Before an ultrasound scan, you may experience pain, swelling, or other symptoms, or you may want to monitor your developing baby’s health. After an ultrasound scan, your doctor should be able to confirm their diagnosis and create a treatment plan for you. If the procedure is done to check your pregnancy, you should be able to know the condition of your unborn baby, including its gender and heartbeat.

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

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