Ultrasound is diagnostic imaging utilizing sound waves to produce images of various organs in the body. Ultrasound has the ability to detect a wide variety of disease processes in the body.
What to expect during an ultrasound?
For some exams you may be asked to change into a gown. The part of the body being examined will be uncovered and gel applied to the skin.
The gel allows the sound waves to pass through the skin. A transducer (wand) will then be moved across the body area.