Ultrasound imaging uses high frequency sound waves to produce pictures, break up liths and provide medical professionals with an additional tool for diagnosis & treatment. Ultrasound is widely used to examine a baby in pregnant women and the brain and hips in infants. Also used to help guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and assess damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
Ultrasound requires little to no special preparation. Medical professionals will inform you on which ultrasounds require dietary restrictions.
Obstetric ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of a baby (embryo or fetus) within a pregnant woman, as well as the mother’s uterus and ovaries. It does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and is the preferred method for monitoring pregnant women and their unborn babies.