Definition - What does Sonogram mean?
A sonogram is the image produced during an ultrasound exam. The sonogram is a 2-D black and white visual, typically of a fetus during pregnancy. Ultrasound exams are noninvasive procedures standard to pregnancy and pose no risk to a developing fetus.
FertilitySmarts explains Sonogram
An ultrasound works by using sonograph technology to produce an image. There are two types of ultrasounds pregnant women experience:
Transvaginal ultrasound – a small probe transducer is inserted into the vagina. Used during the early stages of pregnancy.
Standard ultrasound – a transducer is placed over the abdomen.
Advanced ultrasounds use similar technology and procedures to create additional types of imagines, including 3-D or 4-D visuals. Ultrasounds are used during pregnancy to:
- Verify conception
- Confirm multiples pregnancy
- Determine due date
- Track development
- Observe fetal movement
- Detect certain abnormalities or conditions