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An ultrasound is a diagnostic medical tool that utilizes high frequency sound waves in order to produce a dynamic image, known as a sonogram. Diagnostic ultrasound is also known as sonography, and is used to create a precise image of internal structures. It can offer valuable information in diagnosing and treating a variety of different conditions and diseases. Ultrasound is most widely known as a method of viewing a growing fetus in the womb of a pregnant mother, but it has many other benefits and uses as well.
Ultrasound is beneficial because it allows physicians to scan the patient's body from multiple angles without having to move the patient. They are recommended over X-ray technology when physicians want to scan tissues and organs in the body, and aren’t recommended for scanning bony structures. Ultrasound is less risky in comparison to CT scanning because it utilizes high frequency sound waves rather than radiation technology. It does take a little longer to complete, with each procedure lasting between 10 and 15 minutes.
Physicians recommend ultrasound for a number of reasons. Some examples of diagnostic procedures involving ultrasound include: assessing the health of a fetus, diagnosing gall bladder disease, evaluating blood vessel flow, guiding needles for tumor treatment or biopsy, checking thyroid glands, studying the heart and evaluating breast lumps. It is also recommended for revealing or evaluating abnormalities in the tendons, muscles, genitalia and prostate. Ultrasound may also aid in diagnosing infection or cancer in various parts of the body, and it can be used to diagnose blood clots too.