In 1966, Dr. Hoffmann recorded for the first time in medicine embryonic movements and the heartbeat of the fetus using an ultrasound system.
Today, ultrasound is a technique widely used by many medical specialties, in the emergency department, in intensive care or in daily practice.
In 1794, the Italian Spallanzani observed that during the flight of bats they did not collide with anything despite being blind. It is then that he theorizes that they emitted sounds imperceptible to the man he would call ultrasounds, which they capture with their ears after bouncing off objects.
In 1842, Christian Doppler’s first article on the effect of his name appears.
In 1912, Richardson suggests the use of ultrasonic echoes to detect submerged objects, creating the first ultrasonic generator five years later by Paul Langevin and Chilowsky.
Since then the applications of this new technology have been unstoppable, especially in medicine.