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View in Spanish: Biomicroscopia ecográfica

Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UL-truh-SOWND BY-oh-my-KROS-koh-pee)
A type of ultrasound eye exam that makes a more detailed image than regular ultrasound. High-energy sound waves are bounced off the inside of the eye and the echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine. This makes a picture called a sonogram.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.