Ultrasound scanning (sonography) is technology used to scan the tissues and organs inside the body which. Sound waves create images of organs and tissues. The process is completely painless. It’s most commonly used to track fetal development inside the womb and to examine pelvic organs and ovaries for the presence of any other abnormalities. The specialists at the PHC Lake Norman OBGYN are trained in this technology and use it for the betterment of your health.