The innovation which had soon completely changed the practice of ultrasound scanning was the advent of the Real-time scanners.
The first real-time scanner, better known as fast B-scanners at that time, was developed by Walter Krause and Richard Soldner (with J Paetzold and and Otto Kresse) and manufactured as the Vidoson® by Siemens Medical Systems of Germany in 1965.
This FAQ covers ultrasound information and issues specific to women of size.
Big moms are STRONGLY urged to read the FAQ on Ultrasound Safety and Accuracy BEFORE reading this FAQ, so that they can better understand the benefits and risks of ultrasounds before reading about their implications in women of size.
An ultrasound scan sends sound waves through your womb (uterus). The echoes are then turned into an image on a screen that shows your baby’s position and movements.
Hard tissues, such as bone, reflect the most sound waves and so make the biggest echoes.
This is because the sound waves go through them with no echoes.