Obstetrics - OB Tests and Procedures - Ultrasound


Image GE Voluson ultrasound machineUltrasound scanning is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves and their echoes to create video pictures of organs in the body. It is a very safe test that will not hurt you or the baby.  

Your health care provider uses ultrasound scanning to examine your unborn baby. He or she also uses it to look at your uterus, amniotic sac, placenta, and ovaries.

Many pregnant women have one or more ultrasound scans as part of their routine prenatal care. You may also have ultrasound scans if your health care provider thinks there may be a problem with the pregnancy or if you have risk factors that could lead to problems for the baby. Ultrasound scanning is very helpful for many abnormal conditions.

Ultrasound Instruction Sheet



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