Routine ultrasound scanning in first trimester: what are the risks?

@article{Barnett2002RoutineUS,
  title={Routine ultrasound scanning in first trimester: what are the risks?},
  author={Stanley B Barnett},
  journal={Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={387-91}
}
Acoustic exposure from modern ultrasonographic devices is capable of disturbing biological tissue to varying extent depending on the type of ultrasound examination and the particular tissue under investigation. There is no strong evidence that these biological effects present a serious health hazard, however, knowledge is incomplete, particularly from human studies. Although ultrasound induced heating can be significant in later pregnancy, it is unlikely that diagnostic ultrasound poses a… CONTINUE READING