Ultrasound is a special imaging tool that allows doctors to see details about soft tissue in the body.
You may be familiar with the use of ultrasound to monitor pregnancy, but it has many other uses. Unlike X-rays, ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves sent through a probe or transducer, which the tissues echo back. The transducer records the echoes and creates a picture of the area in shades of gray.
Ultrasound is excellent for evaluating an area while it's moving.