Ultrasound

Overview

Definition

A Doppler ultrasound is a test that uses high-frequency sound waves to view the motion of fluids in the blood vessels.

Possible Complications

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

SymptomsandDiagnosis

Treatments

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RESOURCES

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine http://www.aium.org 

Radiology Info—Radiologic Society of North America http://www.radiologyinfo.org 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca 

Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca 

References

General ultrasound imaging. Radiologic Society of North America Radiology Info website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?PG=genus. Updated June 23, 2014. Accessed March 2, 2016.

Radiation-emitting products. US Food and Drug Administration website. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/MedicalImaging/ucm115357.htm. Updated December 16, 2014. Accessed March 2, 2016.