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Obstetric ultrasound. Expectant parents smiling as an obstetrician performs an ultrasound scan on the mother's abdomen. The transducer (held on the abdomen) emits high frequency sound waves that are echoed back and used to create an image of the foetus inside the mother's womb, which is displayed on a monitor. This is a safe, non-invasive method of assessing the health of the developing foetus.
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