A uterine ultrasound is a diagnostic tool used to assess the health of the uterus and ovaries. This procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of the internal organs. A uterine ultrasound can detect abnormalities in the uterus or ovaries, such as tumors or cysts. It can also be used to evaluate the uterus’s size and shape and determine if there are any blockages in the fallopian tubes.
Obstetric ultrasound is a type of medical imaging that uses sound waves to create pictures of the inside of the uterus (womb) and placenta. The procedure is also called a sonogram. Ultrasounds are used during pregnancy to check the baby’s development and position in the uterus and estimate the delivery date. Doctors can also use them to look for placenta or umbilical cord problems.
An abdominal ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that visualizes the structures inside the abdomen. It uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the abdominal organs, including the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and kidneys. Abdominal ultrasound images can help doctors detect problems with these organs, such as cysts, tumors, or fluid build-up. Abdominal ultrasounds are safe and painless procedures with minimal risks or side effects.
A breast ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the breast. It is used to evaluate lumps or masses seen on a mammogram, to help determine if they are solid (such as a tumor) or filled with fluid (such as a cyst). Ultrasound can also be used to guide a needle biopsy.
A pelvic ultrasound helps doctors visualize the female pelvis. This test uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of the pelvis and can be used to detect various conditions, such as:
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Ovarian cancer
A thyroid ultrasound is a diagnostic tool used to examine the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located in the neck and produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. An ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of the thyroid gland. This image can help doctors evaluate the gland’s size, shape, and condition. Thyroid ultrasounds are painless and have no side effects. Medical professionals use these ultrasounds to diagnose thyroid conditions such as goiters, nodules, and cancer.
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