Obstetric Ultrasound

How, Why and When


  • Trish Chudleigh, PhD, DMU, Advanced Practitioner Manager, Ultrasound Department, Rosie Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
  • Basky Thilaganathan, Director of Fetal Medicine, Fetal Medicine Unit, St. George's Hospital, London, UK

Highly illustrated and practical, this introduction to obstetric ultrasound provides a step-by-step guide for those new to ultrasound as well as a source of reference for the more experienced ultrasonographer. The content details the use of ultrasound in all aspects of pregnancy, as well as many other commonly encountered gynecological situations.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05471-6

Table of Contents

1. Physics and instrumentation
2. Preparing to scan
3. First trimester ultrasound
4. Problems of early pregnancy
5. Scanning the non-pregnant pelvis
6. Ultrasound and infertility
7. Routine second trimester screening - assessing gestational age
8. Routine second trimester screening - assessing fetal anatomy
9. The placenta and amniotic fluid
10. Craniospinal abnormalities
11. Other fetal abnormalities
12. Fetal growth
13. Discussing the findings
14. Invasive procedures
15. The physics of Doppler ultrasound and Doppler equipment
16. Evaluating the pregnancy using Doppler