Medical imaging is a term used to describe various methods of imaging your body’s vital organs non-invasively. Different imaging modalities enable radiologist another medical personnel to detect, diagnose and treat conditions and diseases. Ultrasonography imaging sends high frequency sound waves into your body, to which bounce back off of structures (organs) and are read by a machine that produces an image from the sound waves. Sonography also called ultrasound uses a linear or curvilinear probe placed directly on the skin; a painless process. Ultrasound produces images of your abdominal organs, pelvic organs, vascular system from head to toe, and babies in utero. During an ultrasound, patients are not exposed to any radiation like that of an x-ray.

Common organs imaged:

  • Aorta
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Uterus, Ovaries, baby in Utero
  • Scrotum
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Gland
  • Heart
  • Blood Vessels
  • Brain, hips and spine of infant

By Tate Peppercorn

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