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    involves sending sound waves into the body. These sound waves reflect off the internal organs and are recorded by special instruments that create images of anatomic parts.

  • 1378 words6.9 min read

    In cases when the appendix is not clearly visualized during a clinic-based ultrasound, a hospital-based ultrasound as an outpatient may be needed.

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    pelvic ultrasound is most often used to examine the uterus and ovaries and, during pregnancy, to monitor the health and development of the embryo or fetus

  • 1488 words7.4 min read

    If an ultrasound is required early in your pregnancy, you will be required to have a full bladder for the procedure.

  • 1094 words5.5 min read

    A radiologist (a physician experienced in ultrasound and other radiology examinations) will analyze the images and send a signed report with his or her interpretation to the patient’s personal physician.

  • 1318 words6.6 min read

    An abdominal ultrasound image is a useful way of examining internal organs, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder.

  • 1165 words5.8 min read

    Radiography equipment consists of a large, flat table with a drawer that holds a tray into which an x-ray film cassette is placed.

  • 1393 words7 min read

    This is a painless procedure. The primary discomfort may come from the coldness of the recording plate.

  • 1816 words9.1 min read

    Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder, or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on the x-ray film as calcium spots.

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    No complications are expected with BMD testing.