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Abdominal ultrasound

Ultrasound technology

allows doctors to ‘‘see’’ inside a patient without resorting to surgery, It has great advantage over x-ray imaging technologies in that it does not damage tissues with ionizing radiation.

How Ultrasound technology works?

A transmitter sends sound waves into the body, where they bounce off the different tissues and organs. A receiver sends  the returning echo pattern to a computer, which translates the data into an image on a television screen.

How Ultrasound used in case of puncture wounds?

In the case of puncture wounds, from a bullet for example, ultrasound can locate the foreign object and provide a preliminary survey of the damage. The easy portability and versatility of ultrasound technology has brought it into common emergency room use, and even into limited ambulance service.

Abdominal ultrasound

Ultrasound technology

allows doctors to ‘‘see’’ inside a patient without resorting to surgery, It has great advantage over x-ray imaging technologies in that it does not damage tissues with ionizing radiation.

How Ultrasound technology works?

A transmitter sends sound waves into the body, where they bounce off the different tissues and organs. A receiver sends  the returning echo pattern to a computer, which translates the data into an image on a television screen.

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