Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No ionizing radiation (X-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging, making it an ideal imaging option for pregnant women.
Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialized use of sounds waves to visualize and determine the condition of a pregnant woman and her embryo or fetus. Ultrasound is a useful way examining many of the body's internal organs, including the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder.
Preparing For Your Ultrasound
Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Other preparation depends on the type of examination. Your physician will instruct you in advance about any necessary preparation.
For more information on Ultrasound Imaging at Jefferson or other medical imaging services available, please call 856-406-4100.