Ultrasound, also referred to as sonography, is the process of obtaining images from inside the body through the use of high frequency sound waves.
Everyone is mostly familiar with ultrasound because of its use during pregnancy. These images are used to determine foetal growth, overall health and the sex of the foetus.
This type of imaging also allows radiologists and physicians to visualize structure, observe blood flow and tissue movement in the body”’s organs and blood vessels. All of which are necessary to diagnose many illnesses.
Since ultrasound emits no x-rays, it is very safe. There are no known risks or side effects associated with diagnostic ultrasound.