How Ultrasound Works

By: Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.  | 

The Future of Ultrasound

­As with­ other computer technology, ultrasound machines will most likely get faster and have more memory for storing data. Transducer probes may get smaller, and more insertable probes will be developed to get better images of internal organs. Most likely, 3-D ultrasound will be more highly developed and become more popular. One exciting new area of the development of ultrasound imaging combined with heads-up/virtual reality-type displaysallows a doctor to "see" inside you as they perform a minimally invasive or non-invasive procedure such as amniocentesis or biopsy.

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