Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves as its imaging source. Ultrasound imaging is based on the reflection of a sound wave after it collides with the anatomy being studied. The resulting pattern of that reflection is converted into diagnostic information via a hand-held transducer passed over the area being imaged.
First utilized some 50 years ago, this medical technology’s non-radiation nature has made it the modality of choice for ob-gyn procedures most commonly associated with fetal imaging. We have the advanced ultrasound technology that extends beyond fetal imaging to include abdominal, pelvic, vascular, breast, and thyroid imaging.