An Ultrasound Scan is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart.
Ultrasound Scans can be used:
- to help doctors make a diagnosis or to assess the effects of a treatment;
- to study blood flow and to detect any narrowing or blocking of blood vessels;
- during a Maternity Episode to produce images of the baby in the womb.
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