Who Invented Ultrasound?

While ultrasound is very common today, it hasn’t been around for that long. In fact, it’s less than a century old and didn’t become commonplace until the 1960s. The first time ultrasound was used for clinical reasons was in 1956. It was used in Glasgow by an Obstetrician named Ian Donald and an engineer named Tom Brown. These two men developed the first prototype system for ultrasound, but it wasn’t perfected until the end of the 1950s. The history of the ultrasound dates back even further than the 1950s, however. Here’s a look at when ultrasound was first studied all … Continue reading Who Invented Ultrasound?