50.1 MB (2.8 MB compressed)
3425 x 5116 pixels
29.0 x 43.4 cm ⏐ 11.4 x 17.1 in (300dpi)
AJ PHOTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY AJ PHOTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Pregnancy ultrasound scan. Hospital doctor using an ultrasound transducer to scan the swollen abdomen of a heavily-pregnant 28-year-old woman. The transducer emits high-frequency sound waves and detects the reflected echoes. The results (left) show the unborn child developing in its mother's uterus. This safe, and non-invasive procedure is used routinely in pregnancy to assess the growth of the developing foetus, and to detect any abnormalities.
Model release available. Property release not required.