What are Fetus Ultrasounds?
An ultrasound of a fetus uses high frequency sound waves to create a live image from inside of the mother’s body. It is a painless test that is very commonly used in the medical field today. An ultrasound is also sometimes referred to as a sonogram, diagnostic sonography, or ultrasonography. The medical professional that performs an ultrasound is called a sonographer.
As an ultrasound uses sound waves rather than radiation, it is regarded as being a safe scan. Because of this, it is the preferred method to use during pregnancy.
An ultrasound diagnoses problems with internal organs, blood vessels, and soft tissue structures within the body. Although generally associated with being used during pregnancy, an ultrasound is used to examine many other parts of the body including the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, and many other internal structures.
Reasons for a Fetus Ultrasound:
Ultrasounds are used for a multitude of reasons. A physician may order an ultrasound if a patient is experiencing any pain, swelling, or other abnormalities that require an internal view of the organs.
Ultrasounds can be used to detect cysts, obstructions, and infections in the body. They can also measure blood flow in the arteries to detect blockages.
An ultrasound may be used to check for certain cancers in various different ways including to detect abnormal tumors, growths or lumps.
It is a standard procedure to take an ultrasound of the fetus during pregnancy.
A Fetus Ultrasound may help diagnose (find):
An ultrasound of the fetus creates images of the fetus or embryo in the uterus.
A fetus ultrasound is used to examine the mother and fetus’ overall health.
An ultrasound of the fetus is a standard part of prenatal care today.
A fetus ultrasound helps assess the progress of the pregnancy.