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Ultrasound and cancerUUltrasound and cancerUltrasound and cancerEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNATestsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.0000000000000075.3000000000000377.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An ultrasound scan uses sound waves to make a picture of the inside of your body. The ultrasound scan is done by a sonographer, who is an expert in using ultrasound machines.</p><p>There is no exposure to radiation when you have an ultrasound. Ultrasounds are very safe.</p>
L'échographieLL'échographieUltrasoundFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNATestsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2018-09-22T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Une échographie utilise des ondes sonores pour produire un cliché de l'intérieur de ton corps. L'échographie est effectuée par un échographiste qui est habilité à utiliser les appareils à échographie.</p><p>Une échographie ne t'expose à aucune radiation. Les échographies sont très sécuritaires.</p>

 

 

 

 

Ultrasound and cancer3445.00000000000Ultrasound and cancerUltrasound and cancerUEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNATestsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.0000000000000075.3000000000000377.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An ultrasound scan uses sound waves to make a picture of the inside of your body. The ultrasound scan is done by a sonographer, who is an expert in using ultrasound machines.</p><p>There is no exposure to radiation when you have an ultrasound. Ultrasounds are very safe.</p><h2>How are ultrasound scans done?</h2><p>Ultrasounds do not hurt and they are very safe. You can have an ultrasound in a hospital or a clinic. How you prepare for an ultrasound scan depends on what part of your body is being scanned. For some abdominal (belly) scans, you may need to stop eating and drink only clear liquids for four hours before the scan so that you have a full bladder. </p><p>The sonographer (ultrasound technician) will ask you to either loosen your clothes or change into a hospital gown. Then you will lie down on a bed. A family member can stay in the room with you. The ultrasound machine is a big box with a screen and is attached to a probe that looks like a microphone. </p><p>The sonographer will put gel on the probe and then will gently run it over the part of your body being scanned. The gel will feel cold but it is necessary to make a clear picture. The probe picks up sound waves from your body and the computer turns these into a picture. You may be able to see the picture on the screen. It looks like many white dots on a black background. </p><p>An ultrasound scan takes between 10 and 30 minutes. The scan will take multiple pictures.</p><p>The sonographer will show the pictures to a radiologist. You may need to wait until the radiologist looks at all the pictures to make sure they are clear enough. You may need to have more pictures taken. If they are clear enough, the scan is finished. </p><h2>Ultrasound results</h2><p>The radiologist will look at the pictures carefully and will send a report to your doctor. Your doctor will then tell you and your family what the pictures showed. It may be anywhere from a couple of days to a little over a week until you receive the ultrasound results.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/TTC_Trans2_Ultrasound_S2_5_PBR.jpg