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Effects of Exposure of the Nine-Day Rat Embryo to Ultrasound

  • M. R. Sikov
  • B. P. Hildebrand
  • J. D. Stearns

Abstract

Review of the literature indicates that ultrasound may have deleterious effects on development but that these would occur at some indeterminate level above that used clinically. We will describe our ongoing studies which are providing quantitative data on the relationships between the intensity of exposure of the rat embryo and the effects produced. These include three series of experiments using 3.2 and 0.71 continuous wave and 2.0 MHz pulsed ultrasound to simulate doppler, therapeutic, and echographic conditions respectively.

Copyright information

© American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Sikov
    • 1
  • B. P. Hildebrand
    • 1
  • J. D. Stearns
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology and Applied Physics & Instrumentation Departments BattellePacific Northwest LaboratoriesRichlandUSA

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