Ultrasound examinations in low risk pregnancies

Pilalis A, Souka A, Kassanos D

Fetal Medicine Unit, 3rd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Attiko hospital, Athens, Greece

Correspondence: Souka A, Fetal Medicine Unit, 3rd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Attiko University Hospital, 1 Rimini St, GR-12462, Athens, Greece. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Abstract

The scope of this article was to propose an updated protocol for the routine ultrasound examinations in low risk pregnancy. The protocol presents the requirements for the examiner (training, continuing education, data collection and storage) and analyses the mandated sonographic views. In addition, we review the literature on the sensitivity of ultrasound in the detection of fetal anomalies.

Key words: pregnancy; ultrasound; nuchal translucency; congenital anomalies