Doc Talk: On Ultrasound “levels”


Doc Talk is a weekly series of short video podcasts that allow you to go on a virtual visit to a doctor’s office. We’ve asked many of the questions moms want answers to, so all you have to do is clicdiacon.jpgk, watch and listen to get the info you need from an expert at Mercy Health System. For more information about the doctor’s background and training, simply click on his photo to see a bio video podcast.

(By the way, mamas, Dr. Diacon, pictured here, is one of THE nicest doctors I’ve ever interviewed. And, like us, he loves babies! A true expert in his field, he helps to write the exam all sonographers in the U.S. must take in order to be certified.)

Got a great question for a Mercy doc? Send us an e-mail with your question and we may include it on an upcoming installment of Doc Talk.

Q: What’s the difference between a Level 1 and a Level 2 ultrasound?

video13.jpgA: Click on the video podcast icon at right to see and hear the answer to this question. A window will pop up prompting you to click the “play” arrow to begin the video.

Dr. Lin Diacon is the head of the Central Imaging department at Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas. His practice is located in the Physicians Plaza just off Interstate 540. For more info on Dr. Diacon, click on his photo to watch his bio podcast or call his office at 479-338-5555. To read more about ultrasounds, click here to see a more in-depth article with Dr. Diacon. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.