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Ultrasound

Ultrasound - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of obtaining images of the human body using high-frequency sound waves. A transducer is placed on the skin, and sound waves are produced. The waves bounce off of structures in the body and return to the transducer, producing an image.


Focus

We perform a wide variety of outpatient examinations looking mainly in the pelvis and abdomen. Because ultrasound is a mobile technology - our ultrasound units are small and can be wheeled from place to place - we are able to go directly to patients throughout the hospital. We routinely travel to inpatient floors to perform examinations. We also travel to operating rooms to support surgeries.

FAQ

Is ultrasound radioactive?

The sound waves used in making an ultrasound picture do not involve the use of radiation.

Resources

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