Ultrasound imaging is a diagnostic procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves beyond human hearing capability to produce high-quality images of soft tissues and motion within the body. Ultrasound involves no X-rays and has a wide array of uses in medicine.

The ultrasound procedure is simple and painless. A hand-held transducer emitting silent, high frequency sound waves is placed against the body and slowly passed over the area being examined. Sophisticated equipment produces images on a video monitor for the radiologist to interpret.

While you lie on a comfortable examination table, your technologist will apply a warm gel to your skin. The technologist will then gently pass the transducer over the specified exam area several times. The exam will last about 30 minutes and is painless.


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