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Ultrasound scanning of baby. Baby being scanned with an ultrasound machine (left) using a transducer (device held against baby's body). The transducer emits high-frequency sound waves and detects the reflected echoes. The results are used to build up an image of internal body organs and tissues, and is a valuable diagnostic technique. Photographed in 2013, at the paediatric polyclinic of the Snegovaya Pad district in Vladivostok, Russia.
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