ul·​tra·​so·​nog·​ra·​phy ˌəl-trə-sə-ˈnä-grə-fē How to pronounce ultrasonography (audio)
ultrasonographic adjective
ultrasonographic examination

Examples of ultrasonography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While typical cases may not need further testing, ultrasonography and electrodiagnostic studies are used for atypical cases to confirm the diagnosis and exclude other conditions. Benjamin Plackett, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2024 Mississippi is challenging those factual assumptions by pointing to evolving understanding of fetal development through ultrasonography, enhanced state legal protection in tort and criminal law for prenatal injury and contemporary data on the medical risks to women from late-term abortions. Clarke D. Forsythe, WSJ, 19 May 2021 Cutting-edge technology in the form of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography can now check individuals for their risk of stroke, an event that occurs in 11% of people with sickle cell disease before the age of 20. Kim Smith-Whitley, STAT, 31 Oct. 2021 His mother had to go through an ultrasonography after the curfew hours in the state. Anisha Sircar, Quartz India, 23 Feb. 2020 In a small clinical study conducted in Italy in the 1990s, researchers compared BBT and other natural methods (such as tracking ferning and luteinizing hormone in urine) to pelvic ultrasonography data—a surefire way to pinpoint ovulation. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 15 Aug. 2018 Simultaneously, use of prenatal ultrasonography has increased substantially. NBC News, 12 Feb. 2018

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Word History


ultrasonic + -o- + -graphy

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultrasonography was in 1951

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“Ultrasonography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultrasonography. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


ul·​tra·​so·​nog·​ra·​phy -fē How to pronounce ultrasonography (audio)
plural ultrasonographies
: the diagnostic or therapeutic use of ultrasound (see ultrasound entry 1 sense 1) and especially a noninvasive technique involving the formation of a two-dimensional image used for the examination and measurement of internal body structures and the detection of bodily abnormalities : ultrasound sense 2
Her medical history included … deep-vein thrombosis in the right leg, confirmed with the use of ultrasonography, 1 year earlier.Michael E. Detsky et al., The New England Journal of Medicine
Ultrasonography relies on the emission of high-frequency sound waves that are reflected as they pass through tissue of various impedances. The current technology of high-resolution ultrasonography uses sound frequencies between 7.5 and 14 MHz, allowing visualization of solid or cystic nodules as small as 2 mm.Susan J. Mandel, The Journal of the American Medical Association
ultrasonographic adjective
ultrasonographic imaging
ultrasonographic examination of the abdomen

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