Ultrasound Information

There is currently no evidence to suggest that ultrasound scans are harmful. Ultrasound during pregnancy is widely accepted as safe for both mother and baby. We scan within the guidelines set out by BMUS (The British Medical Ultrasound Society) and do not scan for longer than is necessary. Our ultrasound machine is used in accordance with the manufacturers safety guidelines. For further information please see the below links from Health Protection Agency and Public Health England.

 

It is perfectly normal for parents to be concerned about any risks that ultrasound scanning may pose for the fetus. Parents should be well informed about both the risks and benefits of ultrasound scanning before making any decision to carry out a scan, both at our boutique and at hospital.

Our sonographers are UK trained with CASE accredited  qualifications such as a PG Cert OB/Gyn or a PGDip Med U/S

We do not employ technicians or other non trained non qualified staff.

All our sonograhers  are trained in Obstetric ultrasound and as part of their training ultrasound safety is included in the Science and technology module.

The following links will provide you with lots of useful information to help you feel comfortable in making a decision to book your scan with us:

HPA guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ultrasound-and-infrasound-health-effects

British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) https://www.bmus.org/

BMUS statement regarding ultrasound safety https://www.bmus.org/

BMUS statement regarding public safety https://www.bmus.org/

PHE and HPA statement regarding Ultrasound: what it is, how it works and impact of exposure https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ultrasound-what-it-is-how-it-works-and-the-impact-of-exposure/ultrasound-what-it-is-how-it-works-and-impact-of-exposure