How does an Ultrasound work?
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called diagnostic medical sonography or just sonography, is a type of imaging which uses high-frequency sound waves in order to create images of structures located in your body. These images provide helpful information for diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases.
Most ultrasound exams are performed with an ultrasound device positioned outside your body, although some exams may place a device inside the body.
What it used for?
Ultrasound is used for multiple reasons, including:
Gynecology and Obstetrics:
An ultrasound can be used to view ovaries and the uterus to check for things like lesions and cysts. During pregnancy, ultrasounds are used to diagnose the growth and health of the developing fetus.
Tissue, glandular and reproductive health:
Ultrasounds help identify growth or problems related to the thyroid gland, prostate issues, and lumps in breast tissue.
Assist in medical procedures:
Due to their real-time visual feedback, ultrasounds are useful in guiding needle positions during a biopsy or during tumor treatment.