What It Is
Ultrasound imaging, sometimes referred to as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to create visual images of the internal body structures. As the sound waves pass through the body, some of the waves are absorbed by the body’s tissues, while others are reflected back. Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can actually show structure and movement within the body. While commonly known for their applications during pregnancy, ultrasounds are also great at detecting the source of pain within the body, as well as locating infection or tumors, and revealing blockages.