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What is an Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view internal organs and produce images of the human body. Ultrasound is: Noninvasive, which means it does not penetrate the skin or body openings. The technical term for ultrasound imaging is sonography.
Ultrasound is useful for:
- Obstetrics / Gynocology
- Abdominal Imaging
- Vascular Imaging
How does an Ultrasound work?
Ultrasound imaging uses the principles of sonar developed for ships at sea. As sound passes through the body it produces echoes, which can identify distance, size and shape of objects inside.
- During the ultrasound examination, a device called a transducer is used to view the target organ and produce pictures for study. The transducer emits sound and detects the returning echoes when it is placed on or over the body part being studied.
How to prepare for an Ultrasound?
No special preparation is required for a routine ultrasound. Wear loose comfortable clothing to your ultrasound appointment.
- For an abdominal scan, the patient is usually asked to fast (take nothing by mouth) six to eight hours.
- For a pelvic scan, the woman is usually asked to drink several glasses of water and to not pass urine for a few hours before the test. A full bladder helps to improve the view of the uterus by displacing nearby loops of intestine.
Your ultrasound images will be analyzed by a radiologist (a physician who specializes in ultrasound and other radiology testing). The radiologist will send a signed report which includes an interpretation of the image to your primary physician.