using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
Hypernyms: ↑imaging, ↑tomography, ↑prenatal diagnosis

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  • sonography — so·nog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • sonography — n.; see ultrasonography …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sonography — /sɒˈnɒgrəfi/ (say so nogruhfee) noun the operation of ultrasound equipment to produce images for medical diagnostic purposes. –sonographer, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography — The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is the largest professional association for sonographers in the world, and hosts the largest annual conference for sonographers. SDMS publishes a bi monthly journal, the Journal of Diagnostic… …   Wikipedia

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