The safety of obstetrical ultrasound: a review

@article{Houston2009TheSO,
  title={The safety of obstetrical ultrasound: a review},
  author={Laura Houston and Anthony O Odibo and George A. Macones},
  journal={Prenatal Diagnosis},
  year={2009},
  volume={29}
}
Ultrasound is a commonly employed imaging modality in obstetrics and is generally regarded as safe to the fetus. Current ultrasound technology, however, has significantly higher output potential than older machines used in most clinical studies, and the safety profile for the increasing use of Doppler, 3‐dimensional (D) and 4‐D ultrasound with modern machines is unknown. This article reviews the current status of ultrasound safety within obstetrics, including proposed mechanisms of harm… Expand
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