Ultrasounds and Diagnostic Ultrasounds
Ultrasound uses the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs. The sonographer applies a conductive gel to the abdomen, and presses a transducer against the skin. This is a small, hand-held device that converts sound waves into images that can be seen on a monitor. Testing can take up to 45 minutes.