What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound scanning or sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves instead of radiation to visualize regions within the body in real-time. The patient lies on an examination table and the ultrasound tech applies a clear gel to the area being scanned to ensure the transducer is making good contact with the skin.
Since ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as the blood flow through blood vessels.
Ultrasound is often used to visualize internal structures for:
- Abdominal Imaging
- Vascular Imaging
- Obstetric and Gynecological Imaging
- Breast Imaging