Ultrasound imaging is integral to the diagnose and treatment of a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions.
Ultrasound imaging (sonography) is the use of high frequency sound waves to create an accurate image of the inside of the body. Medical usage of ultrasound has been around for over 50 years. Today, it is a valuable tool for physicians in helping to diagnose and treat their patients.
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. Generally, ultrasound imaging utilizes a small, portable device. There are limitations on the diagnostic capabilities of ultrasound imaging, as sound waves do not travel well through air, bone or parts of the body that contain gas.
The VCU Department of Radiology is accredited by the American College of Radiology in General and Gynecological ultrasound.
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- Baby head, hip and spine
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Uma R. Prasad, MBBS, M.D.