An ultrasound exam, also known as a sonogram, is a safe, state-of-the-art imaging exam. It uses high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images that differentiate between the body's soft tissues and fluid-filled structures.

Doppler ultrasound can also detect motion, such as the movement of blood cells. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, ultrasound does not use radiation and, therefore, may be used safely during pregnancy.

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