| Ultrasound has been used as a diagnostic tool in pregnancy for well over twenty five years. It has long been considered to be one of the safest tools available for obtaining information about the unborn baby. It has been estimated that there are at least five million in use every single day. |
Global studies and tests conducted by government agencies, research institutes and manufacturers have not shown any adverse side effects of diagnostic ultrasound. In 2002 the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) issued a statement confirming that there has never been any evidence of harm resulting from the use of ultrasound in pregnancy.