USG: Introduction, Uses, Centers in Kathmandu, Address, Contact Number, and Keynotes

Introduction of USG

USG stands for ultrasonography. It is also called an ultrasound scan and it is a common clinical test that
uses high-frequency sound waves to take live images from the inside of the body. It is also safe from
other imaging techniques due to lacking radiation.

USG-Abdominal Scan-Report

USG-Abdominal Scan-Report
USG-Abdominal Scan-Report

Abdominal Scan-USG Footage

Abdominal Scan-USG Footage
Abdominal Scan-USG Footage

List of Hospitals for Sonography, Locations, Description, and Links

Hospitals in Kathmandu listed doing USG scans, locations, descriptions, and links are given below-

S. No.Name of HospitalLocationSector (Government
DescriptionWebsite Links/Contact No
1.Bir Hospital/ National Academy of Medical
Sciences (NAMS)
GovernmentEstablished in 1889 AD
2.Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH)Maharajgunj, KathmanduGovernmentEstablished in 1882 AD
Bed: 700
It is the largest hospital in Nepal providing facilities like general OPD (Outpatient Department),
EHS (Extended Health Services), Emergency services, and In-patient service.
3.Patan Hospital/Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS)Lagankhel,
A public non-profit institutionEst.1982
Bed: 450
A public not-for-profit tertiary academic institution as well as a health care center
4.Kanti Children’s HospitalMaharajgunj, KathmanduGovernmentEst.1963
It is a children’s hospital.
5.Bhaktapur Cancer HospitalDudhpati, BhaktapurGovernmentEst. 1992
Bed: 150
It is a specialized hospital in cancer treatment, study, and research.
6.Shree Birendra Hospital/Sainik Hospital/Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences (NAIHS)/Army HospitalChhauni, KathmanduGovernmentEst.1990 -run by Nepal Army
Bed: 635
It is a teaching hospital, tertiary level, modern, central, and referral hospital of the Nepalese Army.
7.Nepal Police HospitalPaanipokhari,
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
GovernmentEst: 9 April 1984
It was started to provide free health services to policemen, their families, ex-policemen, and their families.
8.Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre (SGNHC)Bansbari, KathmanduGovernmentEst.10 July 1995
It is providing specialist care in the stream of cardiology and cardiac surgery. It is the first cardiac tertiary center in Nepal and is named after Gangalal Shrestha.
9.Anandaban HospitalTika Bhairab, Lele, LalitpurNGOIt is a referral hospital for leprosy and it is under The Leprosy Mission Nepal.
10.B & B HospitalGwarko, Lalitpur, NepalPrivateEST.1997
The name of this hospital from the surnames of two doctors who established the hospital and they are
Dr. Jagdish Lal Baidya and Dr. Ashok K. Banskota. It is one of the best-renowned care centers for Orthopedic surgery.
11.Civil Service HospitalMinbhawan, Kathmandu, NepalAutonomous government institution under the Ministry of General AdministrationEst. March 29, 2009
Bed: 132
It is mainly for the employees of the Nepal Government but the general public is also treated. It is also known for
its self-sustained as well as creative system.
12.Alka HospitalJawalakhel, Lalitpur, NepalPrivateEst.2005
Bed: 100
It is a super specialty hospital in the heart of the Lalitpur district. There are two buildings of Alka hospital
i.e. Alka Hospital-1 (main) and Alka Hospital-2 nearly one kilometer of distance.
13.Om Hospital & Research Centre (P) Ltd.Chabahil, KathmanduPrivateEst. 1996
Bed: 175
Om hospital is the pioneer in establishing In vitro fertilization (IVF) center and caters
to patients from throughout the country. It is also a referral center
for Gynaecology and Obstetrics services, Hemodialysis, Oncology, Critical Care, and Complicated Surgeries.
14.Norvic International HospitalThapathali,
PrivateIt is one of the reputed hospitals in Nepal with a team of top clinicians/doctors providing advanced healthcare services in Cardiology, Gynecology, Otorhinolaryngology/ENT, and many more.
15.Grande City HospitalJyoti Bhawan, KantipathPrivateBed:50
It is a private hospital in the heart of Kathmandu city.
16.Grande International HospitalDhapasi, KathmanduPrivateEst. February 2010
Bed: 200
It is a private multi-specialty hospital that offers preventive and curative healthcare services with 33 departments with highly trained clinicians/doctors
and paramedics ready to serve the most medical demands.
17.Vayodha HospitalsBalkhu, KathmanduPrivateIt is also a private hospital for delivering world-class healthcare with the vision of “Cure with Care”.
18.Nepal MediCiti (NMC)Bhaisepati LalitpurPrivateBed:750
It is one of the top hospitals having a world-class quaternary care facility with multiple Centers of Excellence. It is also a unit of Ashwin Medical College and Hospital.
19.Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital (NMCTH)Attarkhel, Jorpati-Sundarijal Road, Gokarneshwor 44600PrivateIt is a medical college-based hospital in Jorpati, Kathmandu.
20.Kathmandu Medical College And Teaching HospitalSinamangal, KathmanduPrivateEst. 1997
It is a medical school-based hospital located in Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal.
21.Kathmandu Cancer CenterTathali Nala Road BhaktapurPrivateEstablished in 2015
It is a cancer-treating hospital known for modern cancer care services.
22.Kathmandu Model HospitalPradarsani Marg, KathmanduNGOEst. 1993
Bed: 50
It is a tertiary care hospital with various specialty services and it is also a hospital of the Public Health Concern Trust, Nepal (phect-NEPAL).
23.Kirtipur HospitalDevdhoka – 2, KritipurNGOEst. 12 April 2006
Bed: 100
It is NGO (phect-NEPAL/KMH) based hospital and proposed for Pushpalal Medical College and Teaching Hospital.
24.Hope HospitalSinamangal, KathmanduPrivateBed:100
It is one of the Sinamangal-based hospitals also known as acute care general hospitals.
25.Kantipur HospitalSubidhanagar Tinkune, KathmanduPrivateEst. 1997
Bed: 100
It is a private hospital located at Tinkune, Koteshwor, Kathmandu.
26.Medicare National Hospital & Research CenterChabahil Chowk, KathmanduPrivateIt is one of the reputed old private hospitals in Nepal.
27.Neuro Hospital Bansbari/Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurological and Allied SciencsBansbari, KathmanduPrivateIt is one of the reputed first neuro-private hospitals in Nepal.
28.Annapurna Neuro Hospital/Annapurna Neurological Institue and Allied SciencesMaitighar Mandala, KathmanduPrivateEst. 2009
It is the excellent health services at an affordable cost that have enabled it to transform into a full-fledged
the hospital that provides diagnostic, preventive, and curative services.
29.Venus HospitalDevkota Sadak, Mid Baneshwor,
PrivateThis hospital is dedicated to service for better health and it is
managed by renowned senior doctors and young professionals to promote quality
health care to the general public at affordable prices and with quality modern technologies.
30.Nepal-Bharat Maitri HospitalMitrapark, Kathmandu NepalPrivateEst. 2011
Bed: 100
It is one of the excellent healthcare hospitals at an affordable cost that has evolved into a full-fledged
tertiary care center, giving diagnostic, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services.
31.Helping Hands Community HospitalChabahil Chowk, KathmanduNGOEst. 1989
Bed: 100
It is a nonprofit making, charitable community hospital established under the umbrella of
Helping Hands Nepal is a non-governmental Organization (NGO).
32.Swacon International Hospital Pvt. LtdRudramati Marg, Battisputali, KathmanduPrivateEst. 2012
Bed: 26
It is an International General Hospital which
is specialized in Travel Medicine, Mountain Medicine, and Sleep Care. It is also a trusted healthcare service
provider to clients of more than 500 insurance companies globally.
33.Madhyapur HospitalAraniko Highway, Madhyapur Thimi, BhaktapurPrivateIt is a general tertiary care hospital.
34.Hospital for Advanced Medicine & Surgery (HAMS)/HAMS HospitalMandikhatar Road, Dhumbarahi, KathmanduPrivateHAMS Hospital is a multi-disciplinary tertiary care boutique hospital that is serving people for more than two decades.
35.Metro Kathmandu HospitalNarayan Gopal Chowk, Maharajgunj, KathmanduPrivateIt is a multi-specialty hospital offering complete health checkups and the hospital, formerly known as Metro Polyclinic.
36.Bharosa Hospital Pvt.LtdDevkota Sadak, KathmanduPrivateIt is a private medical organization located at Devkota Sadak, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.01-4475999
37.Manmohan Memorial Medical College & Teaching Hospital/Manmohan Memorial Community Hospital (MMCH)Swoyambhu:15, KathmanduPrivateEst. 17 March 2006
Bed: 100
It is from the name of Former Prime Minister Late Manmohan Adhikari,
a great patriot and legendary leader of Nepal and South Asia.
38.Manmohan Memorial HospitalThamel Marg, KathmanduPrivateCommunity-based hospital01-5247317
39.Ganeshman Singh Memorial Hospital & Research CenterMahalaxmisthan-15,LalitpurPrivateEst. 2014
Bed: 100
This is a general hospital providing tertiary-level
clinical care, backed by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians/doctors and paramedic staff.
40.KIST Medical College Teaching Hospital/KIST HospitalMahalaxmi Municipality, Ward No 1, Lalitpur, NepalPrivateIt is one of the renowned full-flagged tertiary care facilitating private hospitals.
41.Sumeru HospitalDhapakhel, LalitpurPrivateEst. 2011
It is a private hospital with Modern Medical Technologies and remains a full-service community health-care

Table: A list of hospitals performing USG in Kathmandu

Uses of USG

It is used in the following conditions-

  • Medical observation of a developing fetus during pregnancy
  • Internal viewing of organs that are exhibiting pain, swelling, or other symptoms like bladder, eyes,
    gallbladder, brain (in infants), liver, kidneys, ovaries, spleen, pancreas, thyroid, uterus, testicles and
    blood vessels.

Keynotes on USG

  1. Before an ultrasound scan, the patient/client may have to fast for 8 to 12 hours, especially if the abdomen is being examined since undigested food can block the sound waves, causing it difficult for the sonologist to get clear footage/picture.
  2. Generally prior to sonography/USG, drinking a lot of water is suggested, and also advised to hold urine so that bladder is full and better visualized.
  3. In the case of gallbladder, liver, pancreas, or spleen sonography, the patient/client is told not to eat a fat meal the evening before the USG scan and then to fast until the procedure.
  4. Rather than X-rays or CT scans, an ultrasound scan is a preferred technique for examining a developing fetus during pregnancy due to lacking radiation.
  5. Special ultrasonography scans are doppler, small parts USG, breast USG, thyroid USG and testis USG.

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