Diagnostic ultrasound is an imaging modality that is useful in a wide range of clinical applications including women’s health and prenatal diagnosis. There is, to date, no evidence that diagnostic ultrasound causes harm to humans.
Ultrasound imaging has been used for over 20 years and has an excellent safety record. It is non-ionizing radiation, so it does not have the same risks as x-rays or other types of diagnostic imaging methods.
Even though there are no known risks of ultrasound imaging, it can produce effects on the body. When ultrasound enters the body, it heats the tissues slightly. In some cases, it can also produce small pockets of gas in body fluids or tissues. The long-term effects of which are not known.
Since ultrasound imaging involves the deposition of energy in the body, it should only be used for medical diagnosis, with the equipment only being used by people who are fully trained in its safe and proper operation. It is the scan operator who is responsible for controlling the output of the ultrasound equipment. This requires a good knowledge of scanner settings, and an understanding of their effect on potential thermal and mechanical bio-effects.
Diagnostic Ultrasound Software
Studycast mobile ultrasound imaging platform allows obstetricians and ultrasound technologists to transmit and view ultrasound images anywhere with internet access. It is a SaaS model and HIPAA compliant, ensuring that all patient data is safe and secure in the cloud.
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