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March 2020 - The Ultrasound Suite

Pregnancy and COVID-19

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COVID-19 or Coronavirus Disease 2019 is a fast growing disease which emerged from the Chinese state of Wuhan in December 2019. It causes severe illness in the form of common cold and respiratory illness, which can potentially result in death. It mainly spreads by close contact with an infected person. The WHO has declared it as a global pandemic and the governments from all over the world are trying their best to fight the COVID-19.

 

What are the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on pregnant women?

As COVID-19 is a new virus, the data […]

Why Do I Need A Full Bladder For My Ultrasound Scan?

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If you’ve ever gone for an ultrasound scan you’ve probably been told by the sonographer or nurse that you need to have a full bladder in order to carry out the scan. One of the most common questions we get asked is “why do I need a full bladder for my ultrasound scan?”. Don’t worry, there is a reason for this and a very good one.

 

How Ultrasound Works

 

Ultrasound was developed many many years ago. It was first used by a man called Karl Dussik for medical reasons in 1942 which he […]