IMPORTANT TO NOTE, PREGNANCY CENTERS ARE PAYING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MORE FOR PW DOPPLER AND COLOR WHICH IS NOT INDICATED FOR LIMITED U/S FOR PCC’S. IT IS ALSO CONFIRMED TO HAVE DAMAGING EFFECTS ON EARLY PREGANCY. OUR GOAL IS TO SAVE LIFE NOT AND NOT TO CAUSE HARM FOR ANY REASONS.
Ultrasound imaging has been used for over 40 years and has an excellent safety record. It is based on non-ionizing radiation, so it does not have the same risks as X-rays or other types of imaging systems that use ionizing radiation.
Although ultrasound imaging is generally considered safe when used prudently by appropriately trained health care providers, ultrasound energy has the potential to produce biological effects on the body. Ultrasound waves can heat the tissues slightly. In some cases, it can also produce small pockets of gas in body fluids or tissues (cavitation).
The long-term consequences of these effects are still unknown. Because of the particular concern for effects on the fetus, organizations such as the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine have advocated prudent use of ultrasound imaging in pregnancy.
Furthermore, the use of ultrasound solely for non-medical purposes such as obtaining fetal ‘keepsake’ videos has been discouraged. Keepsake images or videos are reasonable if they are produced during a medically-indicated exam, and if no additional exposure is required.