What is ultrasound?
Ultrasound imaging is the process of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. No radiation is involved in ultrasound. Ultrasound is a great way to observe the body’s internal organs. Images are computed in real time, which allows radiologists and physicians to observe tissue movement and blood flow crucial to the diagnosis of many illnesses. Ultrasound is commonly used to evaluate the thyroid gland, breasts, abdominal and pelvic organs, testes and blood flow in arteries and veins.