Ultrasound imaging (sonography) uses high-frequency sound waves to view inside the body. Ultrasound images are captured in real-time, so they can also show movement of the body’s internal organs and blood flowing through the blood vessels. There is no ionizing radiation exposure associated with ultrasound imaging, unlike x-rays, making it extremely safe.

Ultrasound imaging is a medical tool that helps a doctor evaluate, diagnose, and treat medical conditions. It has an excellent safety record, but ultrasound energy can potentially produce biological effects on the body, like slightly heating tissues, producing small pockets of gas in body fluids or tissues.

Ultrasound is the most widely used medical imaging method for viewing the foetus during pregnancy.

There are several cart-based or hand-held portable ultrasound machines on the market. Most ultrasound machines have the following components in common:

  • A transducer that emits sound waves (echoes) at a certain frequency and captures the returning echoes at frequencies dependent on the tissues through which the waves traverse.
  • Central Processing Unit that processes and interprets the probe’s electrical signals, using a complex formula to convert them into an image.
  • A monitor display that takes the data that the CPU analysed and interpreted and shows the resulting image of the scanned area.
  • Keyboard and Control Knobs
  • Data storage of images and video clips.

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