Sound waves instead of radiation:

Images using ultrasound

The high-resolution ultrasound scanner “IU22” is used for additional examinations of the female breast, if the tissue is dense from a mammographical point of view. This equipment, with its high-resolution imaging, is also used to examine joints (e.g. babies’ hips) and if medical findings in the abdomen are unclear. It can also be employed to examine the thyroid gland. Ultrasound technology is characterised by the fact that images can be produced without exposing the patient to radiation.