Ultrasound or sonography uses high frequency sound waves to image soft tissue structures in the body. No radiation is used to obtain ultrasound images. A warm gel will be applied to tour skin and the technologist will glide the imaging wand or probe over the area of interest, creating images of the area of interest.
Sonography is very effective in imaging soft tissues of the body. Some examples include imaging of the superficial body parts such as the thyroid glands, breast or muscles, as well as deep organs such as the kidney's and liver.
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