What is an Ultrasound?

During an ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves are used to receive information that can be seen as an image on a screen. This imaging does not use radiation and is considered very safe.

Images are produced by an ultrasound, creating a sound that will bounce back off observed tissues. Medical News Today states, “Ultrasound will travel through blood in the heart chamber, for example, but if it hits a heart valve, it will echo, or bounce back.”

Do I Need An Ultrasound?

Yes. An ultrasound is important not to skip! A positive pregnancy test cannot tell you all there is to know about your pregnancy. Along with creating images, an ultrasound can identify underlying health conditions and verify your pregnancy health.

An ultrasound confirms your pregnancy is not ectopic (outside the uterus, which can pose a severe risk to a woman’s health), and is viable, healthy, and growing. An ultrasound is very safe and often used during pregnancy.

According to Mayfair Diagnostics, “Ultrasound has been around for over sixty years and is considered safe since there are no known risks and it doesn’t use radiation. It’s one of the most commonly ordered imaging exams since it’s versatile, portable, relatively inexpensive, non-invasive, and can provide real-time information about the area of concern.”

Get A Free Ultrasound

Our patient care team is here to come alongside you with the next step in your pregnancy journey. Once you’ve received a positive pregnancy test at our clinic, next is an ultrasound to determine your pregnancy options.

If you are considering abortion, an ultrasound is essential to determine which type you are eligible for, as abortion procedures are done at different points of pregnancy.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to confirm your pregnancy to make an informed decision that’s best for you. You are not alone.