Today, there are many ultrasound types being performed on numerous patients for many reasons. Ultrasound images are produced to monitor fetal growth and health of the baby as well as the mother.The sex of a baby can be determined as well as habits and personality traits, such as sucking its thumb, because 4D Doppler shows motion in real time. What is ultrasound? See
ultrasound physics. Breast ultrasound has become a staple of medicine. They are done for the early detection of cancer. In years before this technology, a woman could not tell she was in serious trouble until it was too late. Today normal screening can detect problems and lead to early eradication of cancerous tissue. We can detect obstructions in blood flow, fibroids, and other soft tissue anomalies and abnormalities. As computers become more powerful, and transducers are getting more specialized, we are seeing advances in all ultrasound types. Also see transducer
Here are some examples
Pregnancy ultrasound is the most common of the ultrasound types. The advent of 4D Doppler gives an image that moves, so you can see the baby’s habits and personality traits in real time.
Transvaginal ultrasound is an internal exam. It can check for complications in the development of an unborn baby, and check the mother’s lower reproductive and digestive organs.
Vaginal ultrasound is done on the surface of the belly. It can be useful to monitor the baby during pregnancy. It is a good tool to find possible complications while it is early enough to have a corrective course of action.
Molar pregnancy ultrasound is used to check for false pregnancy. A cluster of grape-like tissue forms in place of a fetus, giving one the physical symptoms of pregnancy for a while.
Twins ultrasound is what is says. We can detect multiple births, because it is going to take more of everything for baby care.
Many of the ultrasound types are not for monitoring baby development. It is also useful for detection of diseases and other abnormalities, such as…..
Breast ultrasound is done to find cysts and cancer cells while it is early enough to do something about it. It has saved lives for decades and will get better with the newer computers.
Liver ultrasound looks at the function of the liver, which is to help with the digestive system. It also promotes red blood cells and provides balance to the metabolism.
Prostate ultrasound is an internal exam to check a man’s prostate gland. It provides images that can see enlargement which can cause infertility.
Heart ultrasound or cardiac ultrasound monitors the heart function and overall health. 4D Doppler can check the blood flow and valve function in real time.
Abdominal ultrasound is done mostly when a patient is complaining of stomach pain. It is general and can investigate many problems, such as blockages, tumors, and organ enlargement.
Endoscopic ultrasound is an internal exam to check the digestive system for blockages and growths that may lead to more problems if not detected early.
Renal ultrasound detects problems with the kidneys. Also known as kidney ultrasound, it checks for kidney stones and renal failure. The kidneys filter blood and are critical in the body’s function.
Carotid ultrasound is important in that the carotid arteries carry blood to the brain. Closely related to the heart, it can find problems with heart function.
Thyroid ultrasound is good to find trouble with the thyroid gland. The thyroid is located in the neck and helps your metabolism.
Gallbladder ultrasound detects gallstones and enlargement of the organ. The gallbladder injects bile to help with the digestive process.
Hologram ultrasound was first thought of in the 1980’s. It has never been viable until now. Soon a commercially available model will be in clinics and hospitals. See what is happening now.
Ultrasound therapy is starting to be used to relieve pain in muscles, joints, and other inflamed tissue. The heating effects are seen throughout the body.
There are going to be more ultrasound types in the future. The speed, memory, and processing power of the computers will lead to more discoveries.