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a record or display obtained by ultrasonic scanning.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


The image obtained by ultrasonography.
See also: echogram.
Synonym(s): sonogram
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(sŏn′ə-grăm′, sō′nə-)
An image, as of a fetus in utero or an internal body organ, produced by ultrasonography. Also called sonograph, ultrasonogram.
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Ultrasonogram. See Ultrasonography.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


The image obtained by ultrasonography.
See also: echogram
Synonym(s): sonogram.
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a graphic representation of a sound or sounds made by an animal.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005


The picture formed by the pattern of echoes from an ultra sound.
Mentioned in: Endorectal Ultrasound
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


The image obtained by ultrasonography.
See also: echogram
Synonym(s): sonogram.
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Patient discussion about sonogram

Q. Do doctors normally do ultrasounds to prove you have mis carried?? 2 weeks ago i found out i was pregnant, i started spottion so we went to the hospital where they toldl me i miscarried, but they did not do any alternative tests to prove it not even check my Hcg levels. Im wandering if i should get a second opinion to make sure.

A. Congratulations on the new pregnancy - that's wonderful news!

Q. what does it mean when an ultrasound shows an empty amniotic sac and no baby?

A. This exact thing happened with my friend who is now 22 weeks with her first baby. She had 2 additional sacs - both empty - and the doctor said that the pregnancy had probably started out as triplets but that only one of the embryos had actually established and continued to grow.

Her doctor said it is very common for a woman to have more than one egg fertilize but that in most cases the pregnancy continues as a singleton only. She told my friend that the empty sacs would just disappear through time (which they did) and that they posed no danger to her baby.

Q. what kind of uses the medicine do with computers related to ultra sound? how does the computer helps the doctors in the ultra sound? what do the compuers use for?

A. the computers help the doctors (in ultrasound cases) to interpret/convert the ultrasound waves into a specific imaging showed in the monitor. by that a doctor can find what is normal or not inside the patient's body.
for pregnancy purposes, it really helps patient in antenatal screening to find some abnormalities (if there's any) and to monitor the fetus' development along the 9-months pregnancy.

yesterday I wrote a short article about ultrasound update :

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Our study did not show any correlation between latency and the accuracy of birth weight predictions, the absolute percent error in sonograms performed with latency [less than or equal to] 35 days were similar to those sonograms with latency >35 days.
- Starting last month, the abortion provider had to begin displaying the sonogram images, making the heartbeat audible, and providing a verbal explanation of the sonogram results to the woman.
Some women will want multiple sonograms when that is not clinically indicated, and some women may assume that sonography is a routine part of prenatal care.
The firm, '3D Babies', uses 3D or 4D sonograms of the babies to design the doll, the New York Daily News reported.
Moments after Amy Hagstrom Miller heard the news - that a panel of federal judges had directed Texas to immediately enforce the most controversial tenet of the state's new abortion sonogram law - her phone started ringing off the hook.
Texas abortion providers were hoping they'd have a few more weeks to start abiding by a state law requiring them to play the heartbeat of the fetus and describe its image on a sonogram at least 24 hours before performing the procedure.
The ObGyn maintained that none of the prenatal sonograms was troubling; she had complied with the standard of care.
Physicians gave half the group sonograms during the 16th to 22nd week of pregnancy.
* PHYSICIANS' DEFENSE The prenatal charts were not sent to the hospital, so the results of the sonograms were unavailable.
The abortion sonogram law, which lawmakers passed last legislative session, requires doctors to perform sonograms and describe what they see, including the size of the fetus and the length of its limbs.
The sonograms were performed and interpreted by a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine.
"She rails against the government requiring cervical cancer vaccinations, but would force those same young women to have sonograms. Like most things with Michele Bachmann, it's random, haphazard and inconsistent."