What is Ultrasound Imaging?

Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a medical diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to produce an image. Since it uses sound waves and not ionizing radiation (X-rays) to obtain images of the internal organs and vessels, it is deemed safer for use in evaluating pregnant women and patients of all ages. Ultrasound is a painless test used to evaluate organs and tissues in the body to diagnose various conditions and damage that may be caused by an illness. A transducer is used to
send and receive high frequency sound waves that produce the images.

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What is Ultrasound used for?

Ultrasound is used to evaluate many different organs including the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen and blood vessels. Ultrasound can also be used to help guide biopsies.

What Does Ultrasound Look Like?

Above you will see a picture of our Ultrasound scanner in use. The scanner is a computer console with a digital display screen that has a transducer attached to it, which is used to scan the targeted region of the body.

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