With the purchase of SonoCT Ultrasound technology, Cary Medical Center has a powerful new imaging tool for diagnosing and evaluating a wide variety of conditions. This ultrasound technology uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes to create pictures of internal organs. Traditional ultrasound bounces one sound wave straight to the tissue. The SonoCT has the ability to combine up to nine penetrating sound waves from different angles to create exceptionally detailed images. Using new techniques, including tissue harmonics and 3D and panoramic imaging, doctors can view tissue abnormalities better than ever therefore, helping to reduce the need for more invasive procedures. This is a huge advantage in diagnose diseases such as breast cancer. Additionally, this technology can do three dimensional virtual images for studies of internal organs including the heart, uterus, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, and prostate, as well as evaluate fetal development and detect any potential birth defects.