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Pregnancy ultrasound. Doctor carrying out a 3D real-time ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman, allowing her to see her unborn baby on a screen (example at upper left). The doctor is monitoring the scan on the computer monitor. Ultrasound scanning uses the reflected echoes of high-frequency sound waves to image an unborn baby. This safe, non-invasive method is used routinely in pregnancy to assess the growth and health of the developing foetus, and detect any abnormalities. Photographed in Belgium.
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