Ultrasound tests use high-frequency sound waves to create video images of soft tissue areas of the body. Your doctor can use ultrasound imaging to examine many internal organs, including the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, thyroid and reproductive systems, or to guide procedures such as needle biopsies.
How You Benefit
Ultrasound tests are noninvasive, painless and cost effective. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
What to Expect
More information about ultrasound imaging is available at RadiologyInfo.org.