The "anatomy ultrasound" lets us see an unborn baby as we've never seen before.
The rapidly advancing abilities of technology never cease to amaze, especially when they allow us to view life in brand new ways. That’s what newly developed ultrasound equipment in a London hospital has been able to do. In the video, a baby at the wee age of 20 weeks is seen making all sorts of moves, such as “fiddling with its umbilical cord, turning its head from side to side and stretching in the mother’s womb.”
The breakthrough technology that makes this live image possible “was developed by researchers and clinicians at iFind — a project granted an Innovative Engineering for Health Award of £10 million funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).”
Commonly known as the anatomy ultrasound, a 20-week scan is routinely conducted in order to detect any abnormalities in the growing baby. This new method of performing the scan will allow doctors to detect issues earlier and hopefully treat them in utero.
Although it’s tremendously valuable for healthcare professionals, the technology is also incredible for mom and dad, due to its ability to capture the unbelievable movements of their child in the womb. Though, now knowing how much they move around in there from such a young age, it’s a wonder any expectant mama isn’t feeling her little one’s jabs all day every day!