Key Point: Only 27% of ultrasound operators knew where TI/MI displays were on their device.

Clinical End Users Worldwide Show Poor Knowledge Regarding Safety Issues of Ultrasound During Pregnancy


Eyal Sheiner and J.S. Abramowicz. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 2008; 27:499–501

Note: The article is short and available in its entirety. The implications to the danger of overexposure are appalling.

In conclusion, ultrasound end users worldwide are poorly informed regarding the acoustic output of the ultrasound machines they use and the bioeffects and safety of ultrasound in general. Data regarding these should be an integral part of professional training of physicians, sonographers, and other ultrasound end users.