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Sonogram (Definition)

The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a cheap, but useful test.

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Are sonograms safe? And 4d?

Are sonograms safe? And 4d?

Yes: Fetal ultrasounds are safe. They can look at and evaluate the structures for the fetus including heart, stomach, kidneys and bladder, spinal cord, extremities and head. ...Read more

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What happens if I am only allowed 2 sonograms on mediacaid and I need one for emergency?

What happens if I am only allowed 2 sonograms on mediacaid and I need one for emergency?

Dating vs Emergency: Staging or dating ("routine") u/s are not required more than once or twice if all is well (/non-high-risk). But if you have sudden pain or other new/different problem, that is different and considered a part of most emergency evaluations, as is one of the best ways to check on the fetus. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Tip)

Diabetes

Fatty liver disease produces no symptoms on its own but is discovered with blood tests or ultrasound. ...See more

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What are sonograms?

What are sonograms?

Ultrasound: A way to look at baby inside the uterus. ...Read more

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Are early sonograms the most accurate? Like maybe around 7 or 8 weeks?

Are early sonograms the most accurate? Like maybe around 7 or 8 weeks?

Yes: An ultrasound scan at 8-11 weeks of pregnancy is very accurate for dating the pregnancy. ...Read more

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TMJ syndrome

Nonsurgical treatments include biofeedback, stretching exercises, and ultrasound treatments. ...See more

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Can sonograms detect Down syndrome and other defects the baby can have ?

Yes: Sonogram of heart- called echocardiogram will, detect most cardiac anomalies associated with down's syndrome. ...Read more

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I had two sonograms done one on 1/11/13 and 3/7/13 both mentioned the due date being july 12 and 17 are these dates accurate ?

I had two sonograms done one on 1/11/13 and 3/7/13 both mentioned  the due date being july 12 and 17 are these dates accurate ?

They are: Estimates based on foetal development and your dates. Labor does not read the book, and things happen. ...Read more

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Sports injuries

Consider musculoskeletal ultrasound when pain persists. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: sonogram?

AKA Ultrasound: The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a cheap, but useful test. ...Read more

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