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Pregnancy ultrasound. Sonographer using a transducer (in hand) to scan the abdomen of a pregnant woman. The transducer emits high- frequency sound waves and detects the reflected echoes. The results are used to build an image of the developing foetus in the womb, which is displayed on a monitor. This is a safe, non- invasive procedure used routinely to assess the growth and health of the developing foetus.
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