What are other applications for Ultrasound

 

OB/GYN: evaluation of fetal anatomy, age, growth and position; imaging of the uterus and ovaries to evaluate pelvic abnormalities.

Radiology: identification of pathology in abdominal organs, OB/GYN and prostate scanning, evaluation of blood flow throughout the vascular system.

Vascular: examination of vessels, such as the carotid arteries, to detect and precisely locate any possible blood flow obstructions.

Musculoskeletal: examination of tendons, ligaments and joint spaces to evaluate shoulder, Achilles tendon and repetitive motion injuries. With ultrasound, the clinician can examine your shoulder or ankle, for instance, while you perform a range-of-motion movement.

Pediatrics: aid in detection of congenital conditions and the cardiovascular system.

Are there risks or side effects?

 

No. The sound waves will not cause discomfort and they do not contain ionizing radiation.

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