Ultrasound is an imaging technology that uses high frequency sound waves to view internal organs and produce diagnostic pictures of the human body. No radiation is used.
Hip ultrasound is used to take pictures of the hips of patients to look for a dislocated or underdeveloped hip.
It can be performed in babies from the newborn period to about 6 - 8 months of age.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches a hip ultrasound
The Ultrasound Division at Boston Children's Hospital is specially designed, equipped and staffed to obtain high quality ultrasound examinations of pediatric patients of any size, age and medical condition, including tiny newborns, small infants, toddlers, young children and maturing adolescents.