Ultrasound Topic Guide
Ultrasound: Ultrasound (sonography, Doppler study) is a non-invasive diagnostic medical procedure performed to exam the internal organs and tissues of the body. There are several types of ultrasound and several areas and structures in the body that can be viewed with ultrasound. Ultrasound is commonly used to examine the fetus during pregnancy.
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