There are so many problems with the safety of prenatal sonography I don’t even know where to begin. We need 100,000 signatures on a Federal petition in order to get these problems even considered by the government, but that’s very hard to do because nobody knows about these problems in the first place.
Just to name a few-
Valid epidemiology cannot be performed because practitioners do not record enough dose information. So, the safety of modern practice is supported purely by inconclusive, uncoordinated, and mostly obsolete anecdotal evidence.
All research pre-1992 has become obsolete in regards to safety, because in 1992 they increased the max intensity of ultrasound 8-fold for better pictures.
Pretty much everyone can perform prenatal ultrasound regardless of training in clinical environments (and elsewhere).
There is no accountability since no records are kept.
Scientific literature indicates ultrasound has side effects that are likened to symptoms seen in developmental disorders, yet businesses refuse to recognize or educate about this. Similar to the tobacco industry and cancer studies, why would businesses promote research that could deter profits?
Ultrasound scanners are not required to undergo routine maintenance, unlike other radiology equipment.
…and much more. I spent months writing this petition to address the main problems of fetal sonography that everyone can agree on needs fixing. Please sign the petition and share it with your social networks.