What is Ultrasound (Sonogram)?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Ultrasound of kidneys (renal) Ultrasound of gallbladder and liver Ultrasound of abdomen Show all

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Medical sonography (ultrasonography) is an ultrasound-based diagnostic medical imaging technique used to visualize muscles, tendons, and many internal organs, their size, structure and any pathological lesions with real time tomographic images.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 57 28
Pain 14 5
Abdominal pain 4 0
Ovarian cyst 4 0
Back pain 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 38

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ultrasound (Sonogram)

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Ultrasound (Sonogram)

Dosage Patients
yearly 3
as needed 2
one time 2
every 3 months 1
every 6 months 1
m,w,f 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 28
Usually 1
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 28
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 3
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 24
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2 patient evaluations for Ultrasound (Sonogram)

Apr 29, 2009 (Started Apr 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

May 27, 2008 (Started Apr 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 6, 2008 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Vision)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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