An ultrasound is also known as a sonogram. It is a diagnostic procedure that uses high energy sound waves to create an image of the inside of the body. Ultrasound scans are most commonly performed during pregnancy to assess the growth and development of the baby - read more about Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans.
Ultrasounds are also used to diagnose problems related to heart, liver, kidneys and abdomen. They are also used to guide a surgeon's instrument during a biopsy. Different types of ultrasound are an external ultrasound, an internal ultrasound and an endoscopic ultrasound.
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