of ultrasound imaging
Ultrasound is a very safe form of imaging. Normal use of greyscale imaging within radiology has not to date been shown to have any measurable bioeffect in humans, when used postnatally.
Despite this there are a number of safety concerns regarding
the use of ultrasound imaging, and all ultrasound operators should be
these and how they relate their equipment and applications.
Concerns regarding the safety of ultrasound are primarily centred on the possible bioeffects. Issues such as miss interpretation, infection control and injury to operators due to extended use have also been raised.
Bioeffects of ultrasound
Mechanical effects Non linear effects – Streaming; Cavitation
Ergonomics/Health and safety