Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 4 - 2021
Is there a Side-Effect by Using Medical Ultrasound Regarding Autism and Other Fetal Pathologies?
Saad Ramzi Ismail*
Advanced Practice Sonographer (APS), Ultrasound Supervisor - ADC - Avenida Diagnostic Centre, Alberta
*Corresponding Author: Saad Ramzi Ismail, Advanced Practice Sonographer (APS), Ultrasound Supervisor - ADC - Avenida Diagnostic Centre, Alberta.
Received: November 25, 2020; Published: March 10, 2021


Introduction: Random and prospective study was performed to determine the effect of ultrasound scanning as one of the contributing factors in autism at early gestational scanning among seven ethnicity groups.

Aim of the Study: The aim of this study was to see if ultrasound scanning may or may not cause Autism or other pathologies.

Methodology: During March 1991 - March 2008, 5800 women were sonographically scanned in multi centers and hospitals in Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Brunei Darussalam. The ultrasound scanning was carried on for routine obstetrical purposes and other reasons such as to check for viability, ectopic pregnancy, cysts, free fluid, Placental abruption and unsure of date. The autism spectrum disorder cases were documented in 4- and 5-years child age and the results were tabulated accordingly.

Results: From the 5800 patients the author managed to get feedback from 4200 patients. Total autism children reported were 23 children, 12 which were diagnosed with other anomalies. 

Conclusion: Temperature might increase the fetal brain tissue with early ultrasound examination; this could be a scientific fact but cannot explain why only some children are affected while others are not. Investigation of HSP proteins that regulate infant temperature needs more studies to explain its effect on the enzymes and infant brain.

Keywords: Autism; Pathology; Ultrasound; Thermal Energy; Side Effects


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Citation: Saad Ramzi Ismail. “Is there a Side-Effect by Using Medical Ultrasound Regarding Autism and Other Fetal Pathologies?”. EC Gynaecology 10.4 (2020): 01-12..

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