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Is Ultrasound safe?
Ultrasound has been used clinically since the late 1950's. To date, the results of numerous "follow up studies" on patients and children who have been examined, prior to and after birth, have not demonstrated a causal link between adverse health effects and ultrasound exposure.
Never the less, NRL adheres to the strict guidelines provided by various world ultrasound organisations regarding the prudent and safe use of diagnostic ultrasound. These principles follow the ALARA concept (as low as reasonably achievable) by applying the lowest acoustic output and scan time consistent with that required to obtain the necessary diagnostic information.