Sonography

Overview

Definition

An ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of structures in the body.

Abdominal Ultrasound
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Possible Complications

In most cases, there are no complications with this test.

SymptomsandDiagnosis

Treatments

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RESOURCES

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

Radiological Society of North America http://www.radiologyinfo.org 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca 

RCA Diagnostics https://www.radiology.ca 

References

ACR practice guideline for performing and interpreting diagnostic ultrasound examinations. American College of Radiology website. Available at: http://www.acr.org/~/media/13B896B9F4844E3082E7D7ED66AFC148.pdf. Updated 2014. Accessed February 15, 2016.

General ultrasound imaging. Radiological Society of North America Radiology Info website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=genus. Updated June 23, 2014. Accessed February 15, 2016.

Ultrasound—abdomen. Radiological Society of North America Radiology Info website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=abdominus. Updated February 12, 2014. Accessed February 15, 2016.