Radiology Terms


What Is a Sonogram and How Does It Work?

A sonogram is the image(s) created through an ultrasound. 

A sonogram can help diagnose a wide variety of diseases including liver problems, heart problems, joint injuries, and cancer. It is also used to visualize a fetus during pregnancy. Sonography is also known as ultrasound. It involves placing a small probe over the part of the body being studied, and sound waves are used to produce images of deeper body structures. Sonography does not involve any radiation.