What Is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves. And the ultrasound in New Jersey is of course a medical test. The high frequency sound waves capture live images from the inside of the patient’s body. The ultrasound scan is also referred to as sonography. It is a technology similar to those applied to sonar and radar. The ultrasound scan enables the presiding medical practitioner to view malignancies with the body’s organs, tissues and vessels.

The ultrasound examination has the ability to view the bladder, gallbladder, kidney, liver, spleen, pancreas, ovaries, brain, eyes and …. phew! …. this list is really long!

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Uterus, testicles, thyroid, and what all else …

It is a safe and non-invasive process which does not require the use of incisions. Also note that ultrasound emits no radiation. It is there as a preferred method for viewing the development of a fetus during the woman’s term of pregnancy. Of course, the ultrasound will also be used for other investigative purposes. Any hint of pain, swelling and other symptoms may prompt the presiding medical examiner to call for an ultrasound.

Now, it is incumbent on the patient to fast for at least twelve hours prior to the ultrasound examination. As if this were a case of sounding the obvious, but as it turns out; any undigested food could very well block sound waves. But should meals precede the fasting period, the eating of fat-free food comes highly recommended, particularly if organs such as the gallbladder, liver or spleen are going to be examined.

Of course, water may be consumed in the interim. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise in the sense that water generally cleans the bowels and, really, not enough people out there are consuming even the minimum recommended daily amount of water.