Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create still or video images of soft tissue areas of the body. To capture these images, an ultrasound gel is first applied to the skin over the area to be viewed. A hand-held instrument called a transducer is then moved slowly across your skin as an image appears on the ultrasound monitor. Ultrasound procedures are painless and safe. The test usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Ultrasounds make it possible for the radiologists to diagnose many diseases and medical conditions without any exposure to radiation.

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