Fifty years ago, in March 1958; Professor Ian Donald, a renown Scottish obstetrician and gynaecologist published a paper in the medical journal, the Lancet, describing the use of ultrasound as a safe diagnostic tool. There was steady refinement of the technology thereafter.
Ultrasound has been a mainstream investigative and diagnostic tool in pregnancy care since the 1970s and it is often described as an extension of an obstetrician’s hand. That is how dependent we have become on this technology.
Last update: October 03, 2012