Ultrasound is used for a variety of reasons, including to:

  • View the uterus and ovaries of a pregnant woman and assess her fetus
  • Diagnose gallbladder disease
  • Evaluate flow in blood vessels
  • Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment
  • Evaluate a breast lump
  • Check a thyroid gland
  • Diagnose some cancers
  • Reveal genital and prostate abnormalities
Jan. 24, 2015