Why Is An Ultrasound Performed?

When we hear the word ultrasound, we immediately think of ultrasound for pregnancies which provide an expectant mother with the first view of her unborn child. However, ultrasound has so many other uses. If you feel any pain, swelling or symptoms that require internal view of the organs, your doctor may request for an ultrasound. It can provide a view of the:

  • Bladder
  • Brain (in infants)
  • eyes
  • gallbladder
  • kidneys
  • liver
  • ovaries
  • pancreas
  • spleen
  • thyroid
  • testicles
  • uterus
  • blood vessels

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