Ultrasound in Women


  • Doppler: A form of ultrasound that reflects motions such as fetal heartbeats-in the form of audio signal.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy: A pregnancy in which the fertilised eggs begins to grow in place other than inside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube.
  • Ovulation: The release of an egg from one of the ovaries.
  • Placenta: Tissue that connect mother and fetus and provide nourishment to and takes away from the fetus
  • Real-time: A type of ultrasound that use still pictures to show movements, somewhat like a motion picture.
  • Transducer: A device that emits the sound waves and translate the echo into the electric signals.
  • Umbilical: A cord like structure that forms normally during pregnancy and connect the baby's bloodstream to the placenta .
  • Vaginal Ultrasound: A type of ultrasound in which a transducer specially designed to be placed in the vagina is used.
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