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Features of ultrasound machines
The ultrasound machine will feature a probe, or transducer, along with a monitor, the computer system that runs the machine, and a base. Many of the models are available on casters, making them easy to bring with you from one room to another. Users will also need to make sure that they always have plenty of gel available for the machine.
How ultrasound machines work
The high frequency sound waves that the machine sends out actually hit the organs in the body and then reflect off them. The computer receives the reflected waves and utilizes that information to create the picture mentioned earlier. One of the benefits to using this test is that it does not use ionizing radiation as CT scans and x-rays do. When someone has an ultrasound, they will lay down on the table and have a clear water-based gel placed above the area where they will be examining. The gel makes the sound wave transmission easier. Then, the medical professional will take a transducer, which is a handheld probe, and move it over the area being examined. In some cases, the doctor may ask the patient to move positions to get a look from another angle.
About ultrasound machines
An ultrasound machine makes use of high frequency sound waves, which it then turns into images of elements inside of the human body, such as organs. The sound wave that they use is well beyond the upper limit of human hearing. The machines can do more than just create images of organs. They can also measure distances and detect hidden objects. This tool is extremely helpful for showing internal organs, muscles, and tendons in real time, so the doctor can get a much better idea of what is wrong with the patient.