The body as a loaf of sliced bread

UCSF Ultrasound Radiologist Dr. Callen explains that using ultrasound to look at a slice of the person.
 
When someone comes in for a ultrasound exam, some think that radiologists will be looking at the entire body on the screen, but will in fact we are looking at slice of a person. Ultrasound takes “slices” of the body, it is not as if you are looking at a view of the entire body as a camera does. Best way to think of it as if the person has been divided up  like loaf of bread and we take out one of the slices which we’ve put the ultrasound probe across the body. The slice is not the entire fetus and we are only seeing one slice of the fetus which is in the center portion of the women’s body. 

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