Ultrasounds scanning gives a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on x-ray images.
Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels in the body.
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.