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Ultrasound: A transvaginal ultrasound is soundwave technology to visualize the woman's reproductive organs (ovaries, cervix, vagina, uterus); the soundwave transducer is inserted through the vagina to see these organs, and can also be used to assess the fetus and the fetal heart rate.

Ultrasound: Broader Types

Other broader types of medical diagnostic tests related to Ultrasound include:

Symptoms Associated with Ultrasound

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Ultrasound:

Diseases Associated with Ultrasound

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Ultrasound:

Article Excerpts about Ultrasound

Ultrasonography is another procedure for viewing areas inside the body. High-frequency sound waves that cannot be heard by humans enter the body and bounce back. Their echoes produce a picture called a sonogram . These pictures are shown on a monitor like a TV screen and can be printed on paper. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

Descriptions of Ultrasound

Ultrasound: A procedure in which high-energy sound waves (ultrasound) are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine, forming a picture of body tissues called a sonogram. Also called ultrasonography.
Source: National Institute of Health

Ultrasound : mechanical radiant energy with a frequency greater than 20,000 hertz (cycles per second).
Source: CRISP

Basic Information: Ultrasound

Ultrasound: Use of very high frequency sound waves to examine the internal parts of a body.

Disease or Condition count: 61; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Ultrasound' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Ultrasound' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:






















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