Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.
Why it's done
Ultrasound is used for many reasons, including to:
View the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy and monitor the developing baby's health
Diagnose gallbladder disease
Evaluate blood flow
Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment
Examine a breast lump
Check your thyroid gland
Detect genital and prostate problems
Assess joint inflammation (synovitis)
Evaluate metabolic bone disease
Claire K. Willie MD
James Oliviere Jr MD
Lula Mitchell PA-C
Sharon Alston PA-C
Gloria L Harden FNP-C
Shontiaya Patterson DNP-C
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