What are sonograms used for?
In order to provide your doctor with a digital picture of the inside of your body, sonography uses high-frequency sound waves. Most commonly, sonograms are used to diagnose disorders that affect the body’s soft tissues. Sonograms are visual images of your organs, blood flow, and tissue to help your healthcare provider examine blood vessels, abdomen, breasts, reproductive organs, heart, and the prostate, as well as other parts of the body. Sonograms are used during pregnancy to monitor fetal development and ensure that babies develop healthily and at a normal rate.
What is the difference between sonograms and ultrasounds?
Although these terms are often used interchangeably, various aspects of the same process are specifically referred to. The ultrasound, which is the significant image itself, is the procedure that creates the sonogram. As such, regardless of the word your diagnostic imaging is used to identify, you and your doctor will be able to address your condition and outcomes easily, so you can move forward with an effective treatment plan. Your doctor will examine your symptoms when you come to one of the walk-in locations of Express Healthcare and determine if an ultrasound might be effective in finding an exact point.