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the record obtained by ultrasonography.
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The image obtained by ultrasonography.
See also: echogram.
Synonym(s): sonogram
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(ŭl′trə-sŏn′ə-grăm′, -sō′nə-)
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The image obtained by ultrasonography.
See also: echogram
Synonym(s): sonogram.
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A procedure in which high-frequency sound waves that cannot be heard by human ears are bounced off internal organs and tissues. These sound waves produce a pattern of echoes that are then used by the computer to create sonograms or pictures of areas inside the body.
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The image obtained by ultrasonography.
See also: echogram
Synonym(s): sonogram.
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Patient discussion about ultrasonogram

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 : http://doctoradhi.com/blog/?p=388

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The ocular ultrasonograms in the diseased eyes revealed ill-defined and hypoechoic cornea, ill-defined or hypoechoic area in anterior chamber, hyperechoic iris, un-even echoes in vitreous, partial detachment of retina as curvilinear, discrete, hyperechoic strand from posterior wall of globe (Fig.
Orzechowski and her colleagues point out, the low incidence of short cervix "raises questions regarding whether universal transvaginal ultrasonogram cervical length screening in low-risk asymptomatic women is beneficial" (Obstet.
B-mode ultrasonogram revealed a 0.8-mm thick retinal lesion with high internal reflectivity which was consistent with simple hamartoma of the retinal pigment epithelium.
Postoperatively these babies are commenced on Trimethoprim prophylaxis, which is continued until review in clinic and a normal ultrasonogram of the urinary tract seen.
Gross examination of the thyroid specimen showed multifocal nodules that were not detected by thyroid ultrasonogram or by thyroid scan.
Ultrasonogram of the right and left parotid gland revealed multiple hypoechoic areas and heterogeneous distribution of internal echoes suggestive of inflammatory changes and dilation of acini in both glands (Fig.
An abdominal ultrasonogram showed both kidneys to be of normal size but with increased echogenicity.
An ultrasonogram of the upper abdomen was carried out to identify the site of obstruction, number of stones and condition of gallbladder.

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