Transplantation of the cells that are able to develop into all the types of blood cells; hematopoietic stem cells are usually obtained from circulating blood (peripheral), bone marrow, or umbilical cord blood. This type of transplant may use the person's own stem cells (autologous) or stem cells from a donor (allogenic).
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An imaging test that uses an instrument called a transducer or a probe to produce sound waves. When moved over or within a cavity of the body, the transducer or probe produces pictures of the body's soft tissues and organs that typically don't show up well on x-rays. It can also be used to view a developing fetus in pregnant women.