Types of Ultrasounds

Definitions and examples of different Ultrasound Types are presented in two views.

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What are the different types of Ultrasounds?

blood heart Ultrasound

Most all ultrasounds basically work the same, but there are a few major differences in these six types of ultrasounds that set them apart. To get a better understanding of each, simply click any one from list below:


Doppler Ultrasound
Obstetric Ultrasound
3-D and 4-D Ultrasound
Echocardiograms
Carotid Ultrasound



Getting an Ultrasound:


Before the Ultrasound
During the Ultrasound
After the Ultrasound




examples

baby ultrasound presented in two views

Perhaps the most popular type of ultrasound is capturing a baby's first picture.

Dual thyroid ultrasound two views

Images of the thyroid, like the one shown here, is one of the reasons doctors may order an ultrasound.

Two Views of heart issue in an Ultrasound

Above: Identifying a problem with the heart, like the echocardiogram ultrasound shown above, is one reason doctors need to order these tests.

Two Views of a knee Ultrasound

Above: Yes, even knees can get ultrasounds.

Two Views of an atrioventricular valve Ultrasound

Above: Ultrasounds can measure the conditions of heart and blood vessels.

ECG ultrasound of heart in two views

Above: ECG ultrasound of the heart.




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