Evaluation of the bioeffects of prenatal ultrasound exposure in the cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis): I. Neonatal/infant observations.

@article{Tarantal1989EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the bioeffects of prenatal ultrasound exposure in the cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis): I. Neonatal/infant observations.},
  author={Alice F. Tarantal and Andrew G. Hendrickx},
  journal={Teratology},
  year={1989},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={137-47}
}
The frequency of use of ultrasonography for evaluating the developing embryo/fetus has continued to rise although the possible risks from exposure still remain uncertain. The cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is currently being used in our laboratory as a model to assess these risks. In utero exposure was performed utilizing a commercial real-time mechanical sector scanner with a 7.5 MHz scanhead (ATL, MK 600). Maximum acoustic power output for this unit is as follows: I(SPTA) = 12.0 mW… CONTINUE READING