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Overview

An ultrasound scan, also referred to as a sonogram, diagnostic sonography, and ultrasonography, is a device that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of some part of the inside of the body, such as the stomach, liver, heart, tendons, muscles, joints and blood vessels.

How Ultrasound imaging works

  • Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to develop ultrasound images of what’s going on inside the body. An instrument called a transducer emits high-frequency sound, inaudible to human ears, and then records the echoes as the sound waves bounce back to determine the size, shape, and consistency of soft tissues and organs.
  • This information is relayed in real time to produce images on a computer screen. Ultrasound technicians, or sonographers, have special training in how to perform the test. Then a radiologist or your doctor will interpret the ultrasound images. This technology can help diagnose and treat certain conditions.

How is an Ultrasound conducted?

  • Depending on the type of ultrasound test you are having, your doctor may offer special instructions, such as not eating or drinking anything for a number of hours before the test. Or you may be advised to drink several glasses of water in the time leading up to the test and refrain from using the bathroom to ensure that your bladder is full
  • You should wear comfortable clothing that is easy to remove or partially remove. In some cases, you may need to disrobe or wear a gown, but often the doctor can easily access the area of the body that is being screened without your having to take off your clothes.
  • The doctor will apply a water-based gel to the area. This is so the transducer can easily glide across your skin without any air in between. He or she may be looking for specific markers and may make measurements or notes while the test is in progress.

Uses of Ultrasound tests

Pregnancy

  • Ultrasound images have many uses during pregnancy. Determining due dates, revealing the presence of twins or other multiples, and rule out ectopic pregnancies. They also help to detect potential problems, like some birth defects, placental issues, breech positioning, and others. Later in pregnancy, doctors can even use ultrasounds to estimate how large a baby is just before delivery.

Types of Ultrasound

  • Most ultrasounds are done using a transducer on the surface of the skin. Sometimes, however, doctors and technicians can get a better diagnostic image by inserting a special transducer into one of the body’s natural openings:
  • In a transvaginal ultrasound, a transducer is placed in a woman’s vagina to get better images of her uterus and ovaries.
  • A trans rectal ultrasound is sometimes used in the diagnosis of prostate conditions.
  • A trans esophageal echo-cardiogram uses the transducer probe in the esophagus so that the sonographer can obtain clearer images of the heart. Additionally, ultrasound technology has advanced to allow for different types of imaging:
  • Doppler is a special type of ultrasound that creates images of blood flow through vessels.
  • Echo-cardiograms are used to view the heart.
  • 3D imaging adds another dimension to the ultrasound image, creating threedimensional interpretations rather than the flat two-dimensional images that are made with traditional ultrasound.
  • 4D ultrasounds show 3D images in motion.