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ul·tra·so·nog·ra·phy

 (ŭl′trə-sə-nŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The use of high-frequency sound waves to image internal body structures, a developing fetus, or objects and currents that are underwater. Also called echography.

ul′tra·so·nog′ra·pher n.
ul′tra·son′o·graph′ic (-sŏn′ə-grăf′ĭk, -sō′nə-) adj.

ultrasonography

(ˌʌltrəsəˈnɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Medicine) the technique of using ultrasound to produce pictures of structures within the body, as for example of a fetus

ul•tra•so•nog•ra•phy

(ˌʌl trə səˈnɒg rə fi, -soʊ-)

n.
a diagnostic imaging technique utilizing reflected ultrasonic waves to delineate, measure, or examine internal body structures or organs.
[1950–55]
ultrasound, ultrasonography - Ultrasounds and ultrasonography work on the principle that sound is reflected at different speeds by tissues or substances of different densities.
See also related terms for reflected.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ultrasonography - using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram)ultrasonography - using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
prenatal diagnosis - any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality
tomography, imaging - (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
A-scan ultrasonography - the use of ultrasonography to measure the length of the eyeball
B-scan ultrasonography - the use of ultrasonography to view structure in the back of the eye
Translations

ul·tra·so·nog·ra·phy

n. ultrasonografía, técnica de diagnóstico que emplea ultrasonido para producir imágenes de una estructura o de tejidos del cuerpo.

ultrasonography

n ecografía (técnica); Doppler — ecografía Doppler; duplex — ecografía dúplex
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Quality depends on experience and training of ultrasonographer.
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The second examiner is a RDMC (Registered diagnostic Medical sonographer) ultrasonographer who has also received specialized training in high-risk obstetric ultrasounds.
Ultrasonographer Rachel Geritz said: "We are delighted to be able to provide this new service at James Cook.
Our team includes an obstetrician, a certified nurse-midwife, a nutritionist, an ultrasonographer, and a perinatal nurse.
One of the most effective strategies reported to date to improve prenatal diagnosis of CHD has relied strongly on training, continuing education, a low threshold for referral of suspected abnormalities to specialized fetal echocardiography, and, above all, a close collaboration between the pediatric cardiologist who establish the final diagnosis and the ultrasonographer who suspected the cardiac anomaly in the first place.
Each subject was examined in the supine position, with head turned 45[degrees] away from the ultrasonographer, in a semi-dark room.