Ultrasound is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging. Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialized use of sound waves to visualize and determine the condition of a pregnant woman and the fetus.Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body's internal organs, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary bladder etc. This can help to diagnose a variety of conditions and to assess the damage after an illness like hepatitis, pancreatitis, appendicitis, nephrolithiasis etc. Ultrasound is a very important imaging modality in various types of solid tumors. It aids in making correct diagnosis and delineating the spread of carcinomas.
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