Ultrasound procedures use high-frequency sound waves to produce two-dimensional images of the inside of your body. Ultrasound is one of the most widely used diagnostic exams because it is a safe, non-invasive, and painless way to observe organs and structures in the body. The procedure shows real-time structure and movement that help your doctor make accurate diagnoses without ordering complex exams or surgeries.
Diagnostic ultrasound may be recommended to:
• Evaluate fetus for size, well-being or number
• Evaluate gynecologic pain to determine cause
• Evaluate gynecologic bleeding or identify mass
• Examine veins
• Evaluate for musculoskeletal injuries