FDA Cautions Against Ultrasound "Keepsake" Images


Subject:
Reproductive and Sexual Health , Women's Health , Pregnancy , Pregnancy

Description:
Article from 2004 counseling against the "risky business [of] taking pictures of unborn babies when there's no medical need to do so," by "companies trying to turn an important medical procedure into a prenatal portrait tool." Includes a brief description of this "common diagnostic medical procedure, which uses high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic images (sonograms)" that "can produce physical effects in tissue." From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Creator:
Rados, Carol

Publisher:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2004/104_images.html


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