Ultrasonography involves transmitting ultrasound waves into the body. Body tissue reflects the sound to varying degrees, thereby producing a sound image, or sonogram. Unlike X-rays, ultrasound examinations are harmless. Painless ultrasound examinations can therefore be performed safely even on children and pregnant women.

Ultrasonography can be used to examine almost any organ. It is used most commonly to examine the abdominal organs, the thyroid gland, the lymph nodes, the female breast and the tendons of the musculoskeletal system. It also provides important information that can help with early detection of cancer and cancer aftercare. Ultrasonography can easily and safely show the target area when inserting needles for diagnostic (tissue removal) or therapeutic (painkiller injection) purposes. Doppler sonography can also highlight vascular constrictions or obstructions. 

Why choose Hirslanden


Ultrasonography is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our ultrasonography specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!