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Ultrasound, also called sonography, is an imaging procedure that uses sound waves that show what's going on inside the body.  An instrument emits high-frequency sound and records the echoes as the sound waves bounce back to determine the size, shape, and consistency of soft tissues and organs.

Technicians who specialize in Ultrasound perform the test.  A radiologist or your doctor will interpret the images.  This technology helps diagnose and treat certain conditions.

Ultrasound imaging has many uses in medicine, from confirming and dating a pregnancy to diagnosing certain conditions and guiding doctors through precise medical procedures.

The new Ultrasound equipment at Providence Medical Center has 3D/4D capabilities and is able to capture detailed fetal images.