What is Ultrasound ?
Ultrasound, also known as sonography is a diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to form an image of the target area. The image is called a sonogram. It is done to study individual organ abnormalities and pathologies. It is mostly performed on the ovaries, gall bladder, stomach, liver, kidneys, thyroid and other organs. The ultrasound probe is a piezoelectric crystal that emits high ultrasound waves which travel through the body and are reflected at each tissue interface. This does not
use any ionizing radiation, hence is the safest option in pregnancies. This scan can also show the movements of the internal organs, the fetus and even blood flow.