Google+ Ultrasound Basics; How to read an ultrasound image

Don't Miss the News! Sign Up to receive Emails of New Blog Posts!

Your email:

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY

describe the image

30th Anniversary 30% OFF Coupon Winners

MAY 2014

Beau Bosma

JUNE 2014

Tisha Ebling

JULY 2014

Richard Kinyon

AUGUST 2014

TBA

SEPTEMBER 2014

TBA

OCTOBER 2014

TBA

NOVEMBER 2014

TBA

DECEMBER 2014

TBA

JANUARY 2015

TBA

FEBRUARY 2015

TBA

MARCH 2015

TBA

APRIL 2015

TBA














Portable Ultrasound Solution Blog

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

Ultrasound Basics; How to read an ultrasound image

  
  
  

 

Have you ever looked at an ultrasound image and wondered “What” are you looking at? Ever wonder which end is up? When others are discussing Bull or Heifer, ovarian diagnosis, or metritis treatment are you still looking to decide “What” it is?? Well, if you feel left in the dark when it comes to ultrasound images…..let’s start back at the basics.


Ultrasound is a non-invasive, immediate tool used to image tissue. It will not penetrate bone (like an X-Ray). So the first step to help you read the ultrasound image is to be familiar with the anatomy that you are imaging.


Various body tissues conduct sound differently. Some tissues absorb sound waves while others reflect them. The density of the tissue dictates the speed at which the echoes return.

If you remember that FLUID is always BLACK and TISSUE is GRAY. The denser the tissue, is the brighter white it will appear in ultrasound the brightest white being bone.

ultrasound gray scale

     BONE                              TISSUE                                                FLUID

 

 

Now, let’s look at a few images;

 bovine ultrasound, cattle ultrasound

 Bovine Ultrasound: Early Pregnancy

bovine ultrasound, heifer calf fetal sexing

Bovine Ultrasound: Heifer Calf

 13 day equine pregnancy ultrasound

Equine Ultrasound: 13 day Pregnancy

 

sheep ultrasound

Sheep Ultrasound: 63 day pregnancy

 


Hopefully this will help you to “SEE” the ultrasound image. Remember, the more images you see the easier and clearer they will become.


Of course, choosing the right ultrasound equipment from a creditable company should also be an important decision. To learn more about the IBEX Portable Ultrasound watch this short video.

 

Click Here For A Free Ibex® Portable Ultrasound Demo

 

Ibex ultrasound video

 

Comments

Before few decades it was very hard to understand the diseases and complications during pregnancy because of lack of resources but now it is possible with the help of ultrasound programs. Ultrasound technicians are specialized professionals to detect the internal problems and complication with the help of ultrasound machines. Schools are there to teach the students about ultrasound training.
Posted @ Saturday, June 23, 2012 5:51 AM by Ultrasound class
hi freinds, i m 6weeks pregnent i want to read my ultrasound image.  
 
i am not aware in this . so can any one help me to understand this ultrasound image . 
 
thanks
Posted @ Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:57 AM by Tajinder Kaur
Tajinder, 
 
First, congratulations in your pregnancy!  
Although ultrasound is the same technology for humans and animals, E.I. Medical Imaging manufactures portable ultrasound for veterinary use.  
I'm sure your doctors and certified ultrasound technicians that perform your ultrasound will be able to explain all the details to you.  
Just remember the basics, Fluid is Black, Tissue is grey and bone is bright white. 
Best wishes, 
Mia
Posted @ Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:17 PM by Mia
whatdo kidney stones look like??? 
Posted @ Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:08 AM by Bill Gast
Bill, 
Thank you for your comment. I don't have an image of a kidney stone handy at the moment, but here is a description of what to look for and I will try to post an image soon. 
Because kidney stones (as well as bladder stones) can be made of various substances, their appearance on ultrasound may vary a little. In general, however, they are seen as hyperechoic (bright white) spots due to their density, often times with black shadowing underneath because the ultrasound waves are not able to penetrate through the mineralization. 
I hope you find this helpful. 
E.I. Medical Imaging
Posted @ Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:12 AM by Mia
Hello, I had an ultrasound done yesterday and I am unsure how far along I am. I peeked at the screen, and saw on it (amongst many other letters and numbers I don't understand), "10wks". I am concerned. Does this mean I am excactly 10 weeks pregnant, or do they just write on a scale at the time before it is interpreted by a radiologist. Could it simply mean I am 1-10 weeks, or 5-10weeks, or just under 10weeks? Or does it mean I am exactly 10 weeks? I only ask because all that could be seen was the gestational sac. If I am only a few weeks, that's normal, but if I am 10 weeks, I feel I should be concerned about a blighted ovum. Help..?
Posted @ Thursday, September 06, 2012 3:00 PM by Krystle
Krystle, 
 
First, congratulations on your pregnancy. Because we are a manufacturer of portable ultrasound for veterinary use only, I recommend that you talk directly to your health care professionals. They will be able to answer all of your questions. 
 
Best regards, 
EIMI
Posted @ Thursday, September 06, 2012 3:36 PM by Mia
I would like to know how to read ultersound from A-z
Posted @ Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:52 PM by hassan
I would like to know how to read ultersound from A-Z
Posted @ Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:56 PM by hassan
Great! This is a interesting read. It's a very useful and informative information for me. Thanks for sharing this useful information.!!!!!
Posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 6:02 PM by idealessay.co.uk
I am a veterinarian just starting a career in veterinary surgery in an African developing country. I want to get a short course in ultrasound and radiography.  
Do you have a better suggestion anywhere in USA or UK 
Thank you
Posted @ Monday, July 22, 2013 5:15 AM by Paul Bokko
I LOVE the idea. It is good stuff really like it! Thanks for sharing with us.
Posted @ Saturday, July 27, 2013 10:49 AM by college essay writing services
I really appreciated with it, I will bookmark this site. Thanks for sharing.
Posted @ Monday, July 29, 2013 7:37 AM by write my essay
Quite interesting Information. From a very long time i was searching for this type of blog.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:43 AM by write an essay
Everyone should just get elgg and build their own social site at home. It isn't that hard. Then no more security or privacy problems. Your server your site. That is what the internet was supposed to be anyway. When it was originally invented. Long before Gore fouled it up.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:30 AM by http://write-my-essays.org/
That is very beneficial discourse you mutual.Acknowledge you so ample that for you mutual those matters beside us.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 20, 2013 7:09 AM by write my paper for me
What does 4.2cm/40hz mean? Is that the size of the baby?
Posted @ Saturday, September 07, 2013 2:59 AM by stuart
Not all pregnant woman knows so well about ultrasound images. You have explained it quite well. Thanks for sharing! It is quite useful.
Posted @ Sunday, September 08, 2013 8:55 AM by Lisa
yeah it's good to know about on how to read ultrasound results so that everything would be that perfect. 
thanks, what meth does to your teeth
Posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 12:54 PM by halena
thank u ....it was very useful..i dont belong to dis field technically but general knowledge is a must..
Posted @ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:54 AM by darvin
Uzi is a very handy thing because it really helps to view everything in the inside.
Posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 10:15 AM by essays writer
 
This article has some great and useful information about this subject. Thank you for sharing it in an easy to read and understandable format. 
Posted @ Monday, December 09, 2013 6:59 AM by commercialdebtreduction.net
I wanted to thank you for this unique read. I definitely savoured all bits and pieces of it including all the comments and I have added you to my bookmark list to check out new articles you post. 
Posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:48 PM by consolidation loan
In my opinion, Which i assessment an abundance of destinations on the web, or maybe viewed anything typically the inside a picked up terminate paralysed flatters. I will not understand neither of the 2 she or he prefer, i assume he or she settled therefore? I am aware of that there is the same principal hassle considering the fact that each of the the other one bloggers prefer you'll be confronting therefore, persuade i really do captivate.
Posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 9:04 AM by college essay help
Oh thank you, my wife knows nothing about ultrasound images, I will show you your page. Thank you
Posted @ Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:42 AM by Technolog
I am happy to be here because this is a very good site that provides lots of information about the topics covered in depth. I’m glad to see that people are actually writing about this issue in such a smart way.
Posted @ Saturday, April 05, 2014 3:24 AM by visit our website
I've learn several excellent stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much effort you place to make any such magnificent.
Posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:20 AM by website
Thanks so much with this fantastic new website. I’m very fired up to show it to anyone. It makes me so satisfied your vast understanding and wisdom have a new channel for trying into the world.
Posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:45 PM by news
hi i want to ask about placenta,i m 7th month pregnant and my placenta on right leteral and posterior fundle,is my baby gender is baby boy?i really want to know that point plz ansr me,...i also love to read an ultrasond report,
Posted @ Thursday, June 12, 2014 3:50 AM by samia shoaib
hi i want to ask about placenta,i m 7th month pregnant and my placenta on right leteral and posterior fundle,is my baby gender is baby boy?i really want to know that point plz ansr me,...i also love to read an ultrasond report,
Posted @ Sunday, June 15, 2014 1:37 AM by samia shoaib
im pregnant the doctor see a black spot on ultrasound what does that mean my baby growing
Posted @ Sunday, August 03, 2014 10:23 AM by Raven Parker
Hi, 
 
I’m writing you to check would you be interested in reach Veterinarians email database? We at ListnAppend, maintain 24,000 contacts with email address of Veterinarians across USA. 
 
Below is the break down counts for Veterinarians for other countries: 
 
 Veterinarians Canada: 6,000 
 Veterinarians UK: 4,000  
 Veterinarians Australia: 4,000 
 
And we also maintain Veterinarians contacts rest of the countries. 
 
Our data includes: First Name, Last Name, Title, Email Address, Company, Address, City, State/Province, Job Title/Specialty, ZIP/Postal Code, Country, Phone, Fax, Web Address. 
 
The list will be provided for your perpetual use. 
 
If someone else handle this request within your organization I would appreciate if you forward my email to the right person.  
 
Looking forward to hearing from you. 
 
 
Regards,  
Paul Philips 
Business Development Executive 
ListnAppend 
www.listnappend.com 
paul@listnappend.com 
+1951-373-6718 
Please do not print this email unless it is absolutely necessary. 
To opt out reply with ‘Leave out’ in the subject line
Posted @ Tuesday, August 05, 2014 7:54 AM by Paul Philips
very nice thanks.
Posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:49 PM by Hasnain
grills 
Posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 12:15 AM by grills
Amazing & a. Latest updates enable javascript and refresh the page to see the latest service guide updates! Advocacy groups offer roadmap of recommendations to reduce student suspensions, expulsions, and arrests. Thank you for subscribing to the service newsletter! Find out more about our essay federal education grants. Englishessaywriter a. California will provide a world-class education for all students, from early childhood to adulthood.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:41 AM by Kristi Red
communities of color to demand better schools that are accountable for helping all students learn. In our latest blog post, we're sharing voices from our schools and the agency. Essay help for elementary, secondary, and college & workforce readiness. Subscribe here to nea today magazine and nea's thought & action journal of higher education! Sylvia mendez was 9 when her father became a plaintiff in a lawsuit that forced the westminster school district, in orange county, calif., to allow children of mexican descent to attend schools with white students. Qualityessayhelp that's involved including assessing his skills, teaching him the class routines and helping him make new friends?
Posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:29 PM by Jessa Miles
Your post was very useful for me. I was looking for this information about content!
Posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 10:36 PM by Friv Games
Nice blog. Thanks for providing such a wonderful info. 
Translation Honolulu 
 
Posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 8:06 AM by Aloha Data
Post Comment
Name
 *
Email
 *
Website (optional)
Comment
 *

Allowed tags: <a> link, <b> bold, <i> italics