Ultrasound Scanning

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  • Ultrasound Scanning
    • uses a transducer to produce high frequency sound waves
    • a lubricating gel is put onto skin to ensure good contact between transducer and skin
    • sound waves can be reflected off surfaces inside the body
    • reflections are picked up by a receiver and converted into images
    • low risk of harm to foetus
    • provides real time moving image
    • used in pregnancy
    • cannot penetrate bone so no good for brain scans


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