Ultrasound uses sound waves to help diagnose your condition.
Ultrasound can produce images of your organs and soft tissues with little or no discomfort to you. That makes it a popular technology in healthcare. Because it uses sound waves instead of radiation, ultrasound is the preferred imaging technique for a pregnant mother and her unborn child.
Your healthcare provider may recommend this type of imaging to get a look at your abdomen, pelvis, reproductive system and other areas of the body, or to see tissue in your breasts. You can visit one of our imaging centers for several types of ultrasound exams, and you can also have a procedure at a Novant Health medical center.