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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


ultrasound biomicroscopy  listen  (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.