Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is an imaging specialty that uses soundwaves to view a patient’s anatomy in real-time. The procedure is nonintrusive and free of iodizing radiation.
Ultrasound imaging may be used in obstetrical, gynecologic, breast, cardiac, abdominal and vascular imaging.
The procedure involves using sound waves to project real-time internal images. Medical advancements have allowed for three and four dimensional images to be produced.