Ultrasound device for fetal assesstment

Jan 31, 2009

Ultrasound is a medical device or equipment utilizes reflected soundwaves as they travel in tissue to produce a picture . For pregnancy as early as 5-8 weeks gestation the sac can be measured by the ultrasound device and fetus can be seen in the sac when it is already 8 weeks gestation. Cardiac rate and fetal activity can be seen on the 10th weeks of gestation. Ultrasound is really very useful throughout the pregnancy from fifth weeks pregnancy. Used to detect abnormalities , hydatidiform mole, multiple pregnancies, fetal death, fetal presentation, placental position and fetal weight. It measures to determined gestational age and growth . Usually the portable ultrasounds used to visualized breathing movements, cardiac activity , swallowing anfd fetal movements.

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