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Centralia_USWhat is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a safe and generally non-invasive procedure that uses high frequency sound waves for internal viewing of the body.

Common uses

Ultrasound imaging is particularly helpful for viewing the abdomen, blood vessels, pelvis, cancers and monitoring pregnancy in women.


There is no ionizing radiation involved during ultrasound imaging that could eventually lead to possible harmful effect. You will receive specific directions from your doctor regarding the ultrasound prep based on the type of ultrasound you will be undergoing.