Frequently Asked Questions

Yes ultrasound is safe. Ultrasound scans have been used for over 50 years. They use sound waves and not ionizing radiation like that used in x-rays and CT scans. Long term studies have shown that there is no adverse effect on the baby from an ultrasound scan performed before birth. Follow-up has shown normal growth and development, normal eyesight and hearing and a normal range of school performance.
Ultrasound is the term used for high-frequency soundwaves. Ultrasound examinations use these sound waves to produce a picture or image onto a screen showing the inside of your body.
Too much exposure to X-Rays can cause genetic mutations. Therefore, doctors advise sparing use of X-Ray examinations today. Go for X-Rays as less frequently as you can.

 X ray examinations are avoided during pregnancy as it carried minor risk of birth defects in baby, however if mother is suffering from some infection or suspecting any extremities fracture then X ray can be performed with Lead Shield covering the abdomen. The shielding would greatly reduce the incidental radiation to the baby. Consult your gynaecologist before going through any x ray during pregnancy.