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Ultrasound

An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to look inside your body. Ultrasound can be used to look at many different parts of your body, including your liver and kidney. Ultrasound is commonly used to look at how a baby is developing in its mother's womb.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Radiology, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed February 2020.

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