Abdominal ultrasound

What is Abdominal ultrasound?

Abdominal ultrasound meaning A procedure used to examine the organs in the abdomen. An ultrasound transducer (probe) is pressed firmly against the skin of the abdomen. High-energy sound waves from the transducer bounce off tissues and create echoes. The echoes are sent to a computer, which makes a picture called a sonogram.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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