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Foetus. The 3-D scan shows the foetus more clearly. The chin is at centre, a hand is at right centre and the umbilical cord is at lower left. 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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