Ultrasound is a diagnostic test which is used to detect the results which are not visible with x-rays.
Ultrasound is quite effective in finding out about the tumors that are not properly detected into an x-ray. It is commonly used in guiding a needle in a biopsy. It uses high frequency sound waves and echoes. The sound waves, when passed through the body, they bounce back making echoes which are then used to make real time images. It shows movements inside the body that gets reflected on a computer screen. It can therefore, show a good picture of soft tissues.
It is helpful in differentiating between fluid-filled cysts and tumors as the echo patterns are quite different from each other. Its a non-invasive process that doesn’t call for prior preparation. es, when passed through the body, they bounce back making echoes which are then used to make real time images.
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