Ultrasound or ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasonic) waves that are above the range of sound audible to humans to produce images of structures within the human body.

Images of internal body structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels, and internal organs are generated to to measure some characteristics and to capture their size, structure and any pathological lesions with real time tomographic images to aid or diagnose the medical condition.

Ultrasound is very commonly used in examining and visualizing fetuses during routine and emergency prenatal care. Ultrasound is also increasingly being used in trauma and first aid cases, pelvic abnormalities, soft tissue and tendon injuries.

This service was introduced in LHAH in August 2007 and the service has continued since then with inconsequential interruptions. Requisition forms are needed for each individual patient prior to accessibility of this service.