Ultrasounds, also called sonograms, produce images of soft tissue and organs in the body through the use of sound waves. Ultrasound uses a
transducer, a small hand held device, that when gently pressed against the skin directs high-frequency sound waves into the body.
These sound waves echo back and the transducer electronically converts the reflected waves into very precise images of the body. Ultrasound can
detect diseased or damaged tissues, locate abnormal growths and identify a wide variety of conditions, enabling your radiologist to make a quick and accurate
diagnosis. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays).