Ultrasound (Sonography)

What is Ultrasound?

In ultrasonic medical imaging, high-frequency acoustic energy is transmitted into the human body using a transducer.  The ultrasound waves reflect from the boundaries between organs’, surrounding fluid, and between regions of differing tissue density. This technique has been used to observe the condition and behavior of fetuses prior to birth, locate tumours/masses, and observe the condition of the human muscles and bones.

What to expect:  After lying down, our sonographer will apply a gel to the skin ready to be scanned.  A transducer is used which produces sound waves and then “reads” the echo produced in the body.  The echo is then processed by the ultrasound computer into detailed images of the organs/structures.