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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Overview)

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.


Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Overview)

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.


Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Robert Phillips
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
41 years in practice
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is a six week sonogram accurate to plus or minus four days or plus or minus fourteen days?

6 week sonogram: A 6 week ultrasound should be very accurate, so answering your question, 4 days and not 14 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kanterman
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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Where can someone get a sonogram done?

Where can someone get a sonogram done?

Many places: Depending on the body part being examined, it could be done in a hospital, an imaging center, a surgicenter, or a doctor's office. I would avoid the ultrasound screening exams done at malls and in church parking lots. They tend to cause more harm than good. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
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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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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
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Is there any difference between a sonogram and an ultrasound? Is there any difference between a sonogram and an ultrasound? I've heard gfs refer to both things. Are they the same or different procedures?

Is there any difference between a sonogram and an ultrasound? Is there any difference between a sonogram and an ultrasound?  I've heard gfs refer to both things.  Are they the same or different procedures?

Same exam: Here is a link to detailed information on ultrasonograpy, also called sonography including information on how the procedure is performed. http://www.uchospitals.edu/online-library/content=p01298. ...Read more

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