Ultrasound or sonography is a diagnostic exam that uses sound waves to create images of organs, soft tissues, blood vessels and other structures inside the body. You will be asked to lie on a stretcher and will be positioned as needed. The sonographer will apply a water-based gel to the skin while applying firm pressure with an ultrasound transducer or probe to take images of the body part. The pressure applied is necessary to obtain clear images.

Additional information

  • Ultrasound on RadiologyInfo.org
    Information on how Ultrasound procedures are performed, what you may experience and how to prepare for exams.