I began my search looking back at the technological timeline. This quickly led me to looking through the history of medical technology which led me to the story of ultrasound.

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The progression to me is nothing short of amazing. It started with therapeutic ultrasound, which led to continuous wave Doppler, which in turn led to Doppler imaging, which in turn led to pulsed wave and now we have reached the stage of 4D ultrasound.

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4D ultrasound of a fetus in a more comfortable setting for the mother.

The future of ultrasound looks a little bit like this…

http://www.tuvie.com/prevue-fetal-visualization-device-by-melody-shiue/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2609601/3D-printed-plaster-cast-uses-ultrasound-speed-healing.html

And it’s amazing!

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