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Ultrasound (and ultrasonography) is imaging of the body used in the medical diagnosis and screening of diseases and conditions such as TIAs, stroke, aneurysm's, heart valve irregularities, carotid artery disease, heart disease, gallstones, kidney stones, liver disease, diseases of the female reproductive and male reproductive organs.

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