- To make diagnosis of fractures, bone tumors, soft tissue tumors and other benign conditions.
- Assess the presence of infections such as pneumonia or Tuberculosis.
- Assess the presence of air or fluid in the cavities etc.
Ultrasound involves use of a probe, which sends and receives sound waves to and from various tissues of the organ under investigation to produce variable diagnostic images. The major advantage is, it does not transmit any radiation.
X-ray Computed Tomography evaluates many disease processes in the human body. Any part of the body can be investigated it has an advantage that both soft tissues and bones can be evaluated concurrently in 3-dimensions. It is ideal in assessing (CNS) Central Nervous System diseases such as intracranial haemorrhage (stroke), tumours and skull basal fractures.