Carle Richland Memorial Hospital offers a full range of Women’s ultrasound studies, using sonography (or sound waves) to detect medical conditions and to monitor fetal development. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Carle Richland Memorial Hospital has a sophisticated 4-dimensional Ultrasound Unit. Fetal ultrasounds produce amazing images allowing expectant parents to see detailed images of their baby before it is born. Other ultrasound studies commonly performed for women include: Breast ultrasounds, gynecological ultrasounds, kidney and bladder ultrasounds, echo / cardiac ultrasounds, and vascular ultrasounds.