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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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6) In most cases, pelvic ultrasonography provides adequate evaluation for anatomic sources of pain.
At her last visit to the gynecology outpatient clinic in November 2014, a pelvic ultrasonography revealed a 63x60x68 mm cystic appearance presenting with an internal echo pattern in the genital tract.
Currently, the standard tools for detecting ovarian cancer are pelvic ultrasonography and measuring serum cancer antigen 125 (also called carbohydrate antigen 125; CA-125) levels, which could be combined with the menopausal status to calculate the risk malignancy index (RMI) and is considered a simple and affordable test.
One of the patients is now reaching five years of follow-up and we are planning to change to annual urine sample analysis and pelvic ultrasonography evaluation.
9) Transvaginal pelvic ultrasonography should be the first step in the evaluation of postmenopausal bleeding, with an endometrial stripe thickness of less than 4mm being defined as normal.
A pelvic examination revealed an enlarged uterus, and pelvic ultrasonography confirmed a solid 6 cm x 6 cm mass located at the fundus of the uterus [Figure 1].
Pelvic ultrasonography showed a mixed echo mass of 117 x 83 mm in right adenexa, with vascular flow and pressure on posterior wall of the uterus.
The subjects underwent structured history, physical examination and pelvic ultrasonography.
To increase the discriminative power many studies have stressed the usefulness of the combination of serum CA 125 levels with menopausal status and pelvic ultrasonography.
Clinical data including age, weight, height, body mass index (BMI), menstrual history and androgenic sign (hirsutism, alopecia, acanthosis nigricans) were recorded and hormonal assays and pelvic ultrasonography were done.