Ultrasonography - A Safer and A Lesser Expensive Technique for Internal Organ Diagnosis
Ultrasonography is an ultrasound based diagnostic technique. Sonographers use this technique to get an image of internal lesion or any abnormality that causes disease. With the help of this technique doctors can visualize internal body structures which may have abnormality or any kind of unusual cellular growth. Once doctors come to know about exact lesion and its location in the body they do treatment accordingly. Today this technique is widely used for determining lesion in muscle, joints and abdomen. There are different kinds of sonographic techniques, like Obstetric sonography which is used to determine pregnancy in women and popularly recognized in public as Ultrasound.
Ultrasonography technique was invented by cardiologist Inge Edler and Carl Hellmuth Hertz in 1953. In the past few decades this technique has developed a lot and today it is used for Medical Ultrasonography. It is an imaging technique and hence gives an accurate result without any kind of surgery or side effects in patient. Sonographers use ultrasound equipments for diagnosing patients. Today, this technique is used in various departments of medical sciences such as Urology, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Ultrasonography works on the basis of effects generated by the sound waves to produce images for medical assessments hence it is safe and produce no harmful effects on the patient. This technique of diagnosis is commonly advised by the doctors for diagnosis of any internal organ as it is comparatively less expensive to that of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. Medical Ultrasonography is found to be very safe for visualizing fetus for parental care and hence most of the doctors advice this technique for pregnant women.