Have you seen this? Ultrasound students receive a surprise
Students at the ultrasound school react in shock to their classmate’s ultrasound during a class lab in this screen grab from a video posted to Twitter. (Bornakang via Twitter)
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RADIOLOGY LABORATORY – Have you ever had a moment when a major surprise seemed to hit you in the face?
A group of ultrasound students felt the same way when they found out their classmate Jessica was pregnant during an ultrasound lab. A video of this ultrasound lab went viral over the weekend.
In the video, students are seen in a lab, identifying organs while performing ultrasound scans. A student’s ultrasounds show her womb where a baby can be seen as the student asks “what is that?”
It’s a wild way to find out you’re pregnant pic.twitter.com/cHtd972Faa
—Lance 🇱🇨 (@BornAKang) October 17, 2022
The student performing the ultrasound turns the monitor around to show the other students gasping and looking shocked when they realize the patient is pregnant.
The viral video was originally posted on TikTok with the caption: “When you’re in the lab and you find a surprise.”
Two versions of the video, one with music and one without, can now be found on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram, where thousands of people like it, watch it and react to it with various emotions.
The students in the video have since posted tracking videos explaining that they are students in a diagnostic medical ultrasound course and that the video was staged.
The students were tasked with creating the best ultrasound-related video to compete against the other cohort of students for an extra credit prize in their final class exam. They had no idea the video would explode so much on social media.
An explainer video on TikTok by student Rebecca Dawson, explains during class that students are always asking “what is it” as they are still learning to identify various organs. Because of this, her cohort thought it would be fun to ask “what is it” and pretend their classmate Jessica had just found out she was pregnant.
In reality, Jessica is 15 weeks pregnant, everyone already knew she was pregnant before they took the video, and these students deserve an Oscar for their acting in the video.
Although staged, this video is a good reminder to continually monitor ourselves and be aware of what is happening around us and within our bodies. Life-changing surprises happen all the time, but being better prepared and aware is never a bad thing.