Like x-rays, Ultrasound imaging allows us to obtain important diagnostic information that cannot be assessed during a physical exam alone.
Using the ultrasound, your doctor can get a three-dimensional image of soft tissue and internal organs, such as the kidneys, liver, bladder, gallbladder, spleen and pancreas.
Some of the diseases that may require use of ultrasound to diagnose are:
Renal cysts and kidney disease
Bladder stones and tumors
Bleeding in the abdomen secondary to trauma