How do ultrasound scans work?
At 14 Street Medical Arts (332 East 14 St., New York, NY 10003), West 14 Street Medical Arts (110 West 14 St., New York, NY 10011), Columbus Medical Arts (912 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10025) our doctors and medical professionals are using a set of diagnostic techniques and Ultrasound machine to diagnose and treat patients.
An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. It is suitable for use during pregnancy. Ultrasound scans, or sonography, are safe because they use sound waves or echoes to make an image, instead of radiation. Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate fetal development, and they can detect problems in the liver, heart, kidney, or abdomen. They may also assist in performing certain types of biopsy.
The image produced is called a sonogram.
Fast facts on ultrasound scans
- Ultrasound scans are safe and widely used.
- They are often used to check the progress of a pregnancy.
- They are used for diagnosis or treatment.
- No special preparation is normally necessary before an ultrasound scan.
How does it capture an image?
Ultrasound will travel through blood in the heart chamber, for example, but if it hits a heart valve, it will echo, or bounce back. It will travel straight through the gallbladder if there are no gallstones, but if there are stones, it will bounce back from them. The denser the object the ultrasound hits, the more of the ultrasound bounces back. This bouncing back, or echo, gives the ultrasound image its features. Varying shades of gray reflect different densities.
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