An ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses sound waves to create real-time images or videos of the internal organs or the soft tissues of the body. Ultrasound is generally used on pregnant women as it does not involve the usage of harmful radiation. It is also used in identifying injuries or damages in the internal organs of the body and is helpful for doctors while performing procedures like dissolving kidney stones, needle biopsies, and delivering drugs to the appropriate areas.
Pregnancy and Ultrasound:
Ultrasound, also known as ultrasonography is a special part of a woman’s pregnancy as it shows the pictures (sonogram) of the baby in the womb. Ultrasounds at an interval of three months help the doctors to get an idea of the fetus’ health condition inside the womb.
Benefits of Ultrasound:
During the ultrasound, a doctor or a sonographer, will apply a water-soluble gel over the abdomen and uses a transducer to examine the baby inside the womb. The transducer passes high-frequency sound waves into the body to reflect the image of the baby on the screen. The benefits of ultrasound during the gestational period are many and a few are listed below.
- To know the baby’s growth and age
- To check the baby’s heart beat, muscle development, and movement
- To confirm the gender and the no.of babies inside
- To know the placenta’s location, baby’s weight, and the amount of amniotic fluid around the body of the baby
- To identify birth defects like spina bifida, or any other pregnancy complications
- To examine the position of the head at the time of birth
Trivitron’s Contribution to Ultrasound Imaging:
Trivitron provides ultrasound imaging solutions for pregnancy, and other wide range of applications like cardiology, urology, obstetrics, gynecology, and abdomen.The ARIETTA Prologue helps clinicians to diagnose problems or screen babies at a faster rate without complications. The equipment supports a wide range of procedures from minimally invasive screening to open abdominal surgery. The portable color doppler series include SonoRadK9 that has a wide range of imaging modes like High-Resolution B-Mode, M-Mode, PW, Triplex, CPA, DPD, and a wide range of Imaging Modes with Continuous Wave Doppler Tissue Doppler Imaging and comes with a wide range of probes like Convex, Linear, Micro Convex, Transvaginal, Transrectal, and Phased Array with a range of applications in Urology, Abdomen, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, and Cardiology.
Ultrasound is safe for both the mother and the baby as the sound waves don’t pose any risk. The results driven from ultrasound during pregnancy might instill fear but ultrasound screening does not cause any harm. An ultrasound helps in arriving at conclusions that are suitable for the growth and development of the baby.