Ultrasound in Obstetrics – More Safe?

Review Article, Zdr Publ 2012;122(1): 100-103


1 Oddział Ginekologii i Położnictwa z Izbą Przyjęć, Wojewódzki Szpital Specjalistyczny im. Stefana Kardynała Wyszyńskiego w Lublinie
2 Katedra i Klinika Ginekologii i Endokrynologii Ginekologicznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
3 Zakład Położnictwa, Ginekologii i Pielęgniarstwa Ginekologiczno-Położniczego, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie


Nowadays, ultrasonography has become a basic diagnostic tool in prenatal medicine. In developed countries, most fetuses are exposed to ultrasound at least once throughout pregnancy. Safe use of ultrasound is imperative in fetal scanning.
The paper presents bioeffects of ultrasound on living tissue and describes standards for safe use of ultrasound in obstetrics. Theoretical assumptions are related to the practical aspects of ultrasound examinations with the latest literature data on the safety of ultrasound in obstetrics.

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