Nonmedical Use of Ultrasound: Bioeffects and Safety Risk

      Nonmedical ultrasound, also known as entertainment or keepsake ultrasound, is, as the name clearly indicates, the performance of obstetrical ultrasound with no medical indication but to provide the mother/parents to be with images or video clips of the fetus (on hard copy, tape, CD or DVD), also called “scanning for pleasure” (
      • Chudleigh T.
      Scanning for pleasure.
      ). One of the most important issues to be addressed is that of safety of ultrasound and risk to the fetus.
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