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Prenatal heating effects of ultrasound: a review

Radzi,, Nadzirah Mohamad and Ahmad Zaiki, Farah Wahida (2018) Prenatal heating effects of ultrasound: a review. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 14 (3). pp. 39-45. ISSN 1675-8544

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The application of ultrasound technology has been widely accepted in clinical settings, particularly in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This is in light of its ability to detect early foetal malformations apart from enabling foetal monitoring throughout gestation. While ultrasonography is an imaging method that is regularly used in Obstetrics, it is questionable as to whether it is safe for foetuses. The purpose of this paper was to review the evidence regarding the thermal effects of ultrasound exposure on foetal development, particularly. It is hoped that the importance of prudent usage of prenatal ultrasonography will be impressed on clinicians and the public in order to avoid the unnecessary usage of ultrasonography when it is not medically indicated. This is so that the welfare of pregnant women will be looked after, besides contributing to the better health of the next generation by ensuring that the benefits outweigh the known risks or potential harms. © 2018 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 7649/68811
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biological effect; Prenatal; Thermal effect; Ultrasound heating
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy
Depositing User: Dr Farah Wahida Ahmad Zaiki
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 17:07
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2018 17:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68811

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