Sonography

Overview

Definition

An ultrasound uses sound waves to create pictures of the inside of the body. This type of ultrasound takes pictures of the inside of the belly.

Abdominal Ultrasound
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Possible Complications

There are no known risks from this test.

SymptomsandDiagnosis

Treatments

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RESOURCES

Association for Medical Ultrasound http://www.aium.org 

Radiology Info—Radiological Society of North America https://www.radiologyinfo.org 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Association of Radiologists https://car.ca 

Canadian Radiation Protection Association http://www.crpa-acrp.ca 

References

ACR-SPR-SRU practice parameter for performing and interpreting diagnostic ultrasound examinations. American College of Radiology website. Available at: https://www.acr.org/-/media/ACR/Files/Practice-Parameters/us-perf-interpret.pdf. Accessed September 15, 2020.

General ultrasound. Radiology Info—Radiological Society of North America website. Available at: https://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=genus. Accessed September 15, 2020.

Ultrasound—abdomen. Radiology Info—Radiological Society of North America website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=abdominus. Accessed September 15, 2020.