Ultrasound imaging allows our doctors to visualize internal structures and organs which are unable to be imaged or are difficult to image with traditional x-rays. It also allows us see inside organs such as the liver, kidneys, heart, etc. in order to precisely evaluate patients with possible conditions affecting these organs. Most importantly, the ultrasound is non-invasive (i.e. it may help prevent surgery in some instances by allowing us to collect information that might otherwise only be obtainable through surgical methods).