What is an Ultrasound?
An Ultrasound is the use of sound waves to obtain a medical image or picture of various organs and tissues in the body. It is a painless and safe procedure which typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the anatomy under study.
Why are Ultrasounds important?
Ultrasound produces very precise images of your soft tissues (heart, blood vessels, uterus, bladder, etc.) and reveals internal motion such as heart beat and blood flow. It can detect diseased or damaged tissues, locate abnormal growths and identify a wide variety of changing conditions, which enables doctors to make a quick and accurate diagnosis.