What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (x-ray).

Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.

4-D Ultrasound

Summit Health also offers 4-D ultrasound. This leading-edge technology, is in real-time motion and can be used to detect breast cancer and other conditions.

Ultrasound is widely known for its proven use in obstetrics and gynecology. 3-D (4-D) ultrasound with ‘real-time motion’ is a new, powerful tool that can help the radiologist in studying:

  • the baby’s motion and behavior
  • the baby’s surface anatomy
  • any problems related to a woman’s uterus and ovaries

Additional information on ultrasounds is available at RadiologyInfo.org.