Overweight Pregnant Women Need More Ultrasounds
Excess weight is associated with an increase in risk of as much as 20% for antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum congenital anomalies, and the detection rate of these anomalies is much lower in obese women than in healthy-weight women.
Ovarian dermoid cysts recur in 11% of adolescents
The total recurrence rate of ovarian dermoid cysts in a pediatric and adolescent population following cystectomy is 11%, and evidence of recurrence that requires a second operative management is 3%.
Will ultrasound come to our homes?
In the next 20 years, will ordinary people own small, cheap ultrasound units in their home, which they'll use to give themselves check-ups for chronic diseases or to gather data and beam it to a doctor's office? It's possible, says a leading expert.