ultrasonography meaning

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Noun: ultrasonography
  1. Using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe foetal growth or study bodily organs
    - sonography, echography, ultrasound

Derived forms: ultrasonographies

Type of: imaging, prenatal diagnosis, tomography

Encyclopedia: Ultrasonography Ultrasonography, mammary Ultrasonography, prenatal

A method of examining human tissues or organs by transmitting ultrasonic waves into the body and receiving the echoes.

The visualization of deep structures of the body by recording the reflections of echoes of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues. Use of ultrasound for imaging or diagnostic purposes employs frequencies ranging from 1.6 to 10 megahertz. n pl -phies : ULTRASOUND 2ul·tra·so·no·graph·ic adj


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