Ultrasound imaging is a diagnostic procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the internal structures of your body. It is used in the diagnosis and treatment of different conditions and to monitor the development of an unborn child during pregnancy. Diagnostic ultrasound is available through the home health service for the elderly, bedbound, and those who wish to perform the test at home for various reasons.
It uses a portable ultrasound machine that can easily be transported. The sound waves used are produced by a device called a transducer. As they pass through your body they produce echoes, which are captured to create real-time images that can be observed on a computer screen and interpreted by your doctor. The procedure is painless and has no risks.