Diagnostic ultrasound, also
known as medical sonography or ultrasonography, uses high-frequency
sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. The ultrasound
machine sends sound waves into the body and converts the returning sound
echoes into a picture. Ultrasound technology can also produce audible
sounds of blood flow, allowing medical professionals to use both sounds
and visuals to assess a patient's health.
Ultrasound is often used to evaluate:
- Abnormalities in the heart and blood vessels
- Organs in the pelvis and abdomen
- Symptoms of pain, swelling, and infection
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