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Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to reflect off of soft tissues and constructs an image based upon the computer’s interpretation of the waves’ reflections.  This procedure is best known for its application in fetal studies, and has become a momentous occasion for expectant parents. But there are many, many important soft tissue studies performed by this innovative technology.

The sonographer will use a gel to help transmit the sound waves through the wand. It is cool and rather gooey – but not uncomfortable. For some imaging procedures, it will be necessary for you to have a full bladder. Pressure of the imaging wand on a full bladder can be disconcerting – but not painful. The procedure doesn’t last long, and you will be able to empty your bladder just as soon as the test is complete. 

 

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 Fetus In Utero

 Vasculature

 

 

                   

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