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What Is 3D Ultrasound?
Category : Health
A 3D (3-dimensional) ultrasound is basically a 3D image of the internal body, usually taken of developing fetuses. To produce the 3D images, a 3D ultrasound uses a modified version of the same technology that produces common 2D ultrasound images. Though the 3D technology certainly produces clearer images, it is not yet a standard in prenatal health care because most health-insurance companies do n

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How Soon Can You Have a 3D Ultrasound?
Category : Parenting
3D ultrasounds are a way to see your unborn baby in more depth than a traditional black-and-white 2D ultrasound that you get in a medical office. Many women are now turning to 3D ultrasounds to get a glimpse of what their little one's features look like before the birth. This is a novelty-type experience versus the diagnostic experience of a 2D black-and-white ultrasound. If you are considering ha

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4D Ultrasound Vs. 3D Ultrasound
Category : Parenting
An ultrasound is a way to see your baby before birth. It is also a way for doctors to see how the baby is developing inside the womb. Today, 3D and 4D ultrasounds are newer technology that are becoming more and more popular. Although similar, there are a few differences between the two ultrasounds. 3D UltrasoundA 3D ultrasound is described as ultrasounds that use high frequency sound waves that

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About Ultrasound
Category : Health
For medical purposes, an ultrasound refers to a procedure, often diagnostic, that uses sound waves to produce an image of the inside of the human body. It is widely used to measure growing fetuses and determine developmental problems, as well as examine internal problems invisible to the naked eye.

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What Is an Ultrasound Used For?
Category : Health
Ultrasound is used for the diagnosis of symptoms, examination of internal organs, images of a fetus during pregnancy and assistance with minimally invasive procedures. Diagnosis of SymptomsUltrasound can be used to assist a physician in the diagnosis of symptoms such as pain, swelling and infection.
Examination of Internal OrgansOften an ultrasound is ordered to examine internal organs such

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What Is Ultrasound Gel?
Category : Health
Many people are acquainted with the colorless, green or blue goo that is squirted onto the bellies of pregnant women at the beginning of an ultrasound. The gel serves several important purposes. Ultrasound GelUltrasound gel is water-based. It is used for all types of ultrasound exams, including obstetric, vascular and cardiac.
Types of GelThere are many brands of ultrasound gel varying in co

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How To Read an Ultrasound
Category : Health
Ultrasound is a very challenging imaging modality to comprehend. Sonograms are two-dimensional, grayscale images. Ultrasound waves are sent into the body in pulses. Before another pulse is sent, the time lapsed since the last pulse and the intensity of the returning sound waves (bouncing off of tissues) are used to form an image. Ultrasound waves respond differently to various mediums and artifact

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What Is a Renal Ultrasound?
Category : Health
Ultrasound is used to examine different parts of the body. It is pain-free, although the patient may feel some pressure if the sonographer needs to press harder with the transducer, the camera that transmits and receives sound waves. It is often done to evaluate the kidneys and is called a renal ultrasound. Prior to ExamThere is generally no preparation that needs to be done by the patient prio

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Ultrasound & Prostatitis
Category : Health
One out of two men between the ages of 51 and 60 will suffer from some form of prostate problem, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is an enlargement of the prostate. One out of 12 men between the ages of 31 and 40, and more than eight out of 10 after the age of 80, will also suffer from BPH. BPH can lead to prostatitis or inflammation of the male prostate gland due to infection. Th

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What Is Ultrasound Therapy?
Category : Health
If you have been treated by a physical therapist or chiropractor for pain, you may have had an ultrasound treatment. It is a common modality used in the initial stages of treatment for sports injuries, soft-tissue injuries from accidents or pain from arthritis and other joint diseases. Ultrasound can be used for both joint and muscle pain. The effectiveness of ultrasound treatments can vary from p

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