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Ultrasound scans provide an image of organs and body parts using sound vibrations.

Your child lies on an examination table, usually on their back, sometimes on their side. The ultrasound technician, called a sonographer, applies a lubricating gel to the area that is to be examined and then rubs the ultrasound transducer on the lubricated skin. Black and white film images appear on a screen. In most instances, a radiologist will come along to view the images. Ultrasounds take about 45 minutes.

More information is provided in the ultrasound information letter (only in Dutch)