Critics jump on ultrasound and autism connection

The number and duration of ultrasound exams is not associated with a future diagnosis of autism in children but deep ultrasound wave penetration is, study says.

There is no association between the number or duration of prenatal ultrasounds and a later diagnosis of autism in the child, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. However, the researchers did find a statistical association between deep ultrasound wave penetration during the first and second trimesters and autism."Depth of penetration has to do with the distance between t...