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Foetus's back. Coloured 3-D ultrasound scan of a foetus' back. The foetus' head is at top centre. The outline of the spine and ribs can be seen under the foetus' skin. Ultrasound scanning is a diagnostic technique that sends high-frequency sound waves into the body via a transducer. The returning echoes are recorded and used to build an image of an internal structure. Foetal ultrasound scanning is routine during pregnancy.
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