What is Ultrasound (Sonogram)?

Category: Procedures

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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 53 20
Pain 13 5
Ovarian cyst 4 0
Back pain 3 1
Elevated liver enzymes 3 0
General health 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 30

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

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Pain 1
Sleep problems 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Ultrasound (Sonogram)

Dosage Patients
yearly 3
as needed 2
every 6 months 2
one time 1
1 other one time 1
every 3 months 1
m,w,f 1
three times daily 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 21
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 3
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 16
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2 patient evaluations for Ultrasound (Sonogram)

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Sagen
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Sagen
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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
Dymond
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Dymond
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Dymond's full Ultrasound (Sonogram) history

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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