What is Ultrasound? What is that used for?

An ultrasound scan uses high frequency sounds to make an image for the internal body structures. Usually this ultrasound is used on person’s abdomen to create the images. Sound waves travel and hit the tissues reflecting to form images as a result.

Results of ultrasound will be given immediately but the reports should be analyzed by doctor to come to a conclusion. This ultrasound does not hurt, but the person should apply some pressure in order to capture the images.

Ultrasound provides the view of internal organs like:

  • Bladder
  • Brain
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Thyroid
  • Testicles
  • Uterus
  • Blood Vessels

How should you prepare for ultrasound?

If your doctor refers for an ultrasound test, then you should have an ultrasound with fast for 8 to 12 hours as suggested by physician. As the undigested food will block the sound waves it will affect the capturing of image. Ultrasounds do not use radiations like X-rays and CT Scans. Your doctor will begin the treatment immediately after seeing the ultrasound report.

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