What is it?

Uses sounds waves to create an image. Does not expose you to radiation.


Diagnosing conditions of the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, liver and other organs. During pregnancy, a healthcare provider uses an ultrasound to look at the baby.

What Happens

You lie on a table. The person giving the test places gel and a device called a transducer on your skin. The transducer sends out sound waves that bounce off tissues in your baby.

An ultrasound requires a referral from your physician. To find a physician, call 844.GO.SOVAH.