ULTRASONOGRAPHY

The Fetal Skeletal System

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The Fetal Skeletal System INTRODUCTION Ultrasound in the first trimester provides a distinct advantage over ultrasound in the second and third trimester of pregnancy for the evaluation of the fetal…

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The Fetal Central Nervous System

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The Fetal Central Nervous System INTRODUCTION The evaluation of the fetal central nervous system (CNS) is an important aspect of ultrasound in the first trimester given that several major malformations,…

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The Fetal Gastrointestinal System

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The Fetal Gastrointestinal System INTRODUCTION Ultrasound examination of the fetal abdomen in the first trimester includes the assessment of abdominal organs from the diaphragm superiorly to the genitalia inferiorly. This…

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The Fetal Heart and Great Vessels

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The Fetal Heart and Great Vessels INTRODUCTION Fetal cardiac examination in the first trimester focuses in general on the evaluation of body situs, the four chambers, and the great vessels…

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The Fetal Face and Neck

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The Fetal Face and Neck INTRODUCTION Visualization of the fetal face and neck in early gestation is an important aspect of the ultrasound examination as it has been incorporated in…

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Placenta and Umbilical Cord

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Placenta and Umbilical Cord INTRODUCTION The placenta is a highly specialized organ that supports growth and development of the fetus and serves as the interface between the maternal and fetal…

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The Fetal Urogenital System

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The Fetal Urogenital System INTRODUCTION The first trimester examination of the fetal urogenital system primarily focuses on the demonstration of a fluid-filled bladder. When technically feasible or in specific high-risk…

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The Fetal Chest

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The Fetal Chest INTRODUCTION The examination of the fetal chest in the first trimester includes the assessment of the right and left lung, the bony and cartilaginous thoracic cage, the…

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