Case History: 25-year-old patient presents for antenatal ultrasound.
Ultrasound imaging used to identify fetal sex without a medical indication is becoming a public health issue and should be discouraged.
New diagnostic thresholds for ultrasound use in pregnancy may help avoid inadvertent harm to fetus.
HealthDay News - Increased risks from diagnostic X-rays are slight, nonsignificant
Not only is it possible to detect aneuploidy and structural fetal anomalies with sonography during the first trimester, but doing so allows for better treatment options, according to a study published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
A regional secretary of the Indian Radiology and Imaging Association and two other doctors were accused of conducting sex determination tests on decoy patients, according to an article in the Times of India.
Measuring the fetal zone of the adrenal gland is a better predictor of preterm birth than measuring cervical length, according to research presented at the Society For Maternal-Fetal Medicine Feb. 4.
When it comes to determining the cause of death for fetuses, parents may have another option besides conventional autopsy. Whole-body high-field MRI offers a reliable option for postmortem exams in a less invasive way, according to British researchers.
An abnormally low female birth rate among the Asian population in California's Santa Clara County may be closely related to the fetal keepsake ultrasound industry's growth in a region covering San Jose and the homes of nearly two million residents.
A study on thermal effects of diagnostic fetal ultrasound could not confirm a causal relationship between exposure and obvious adverse effects. Study authors cautioned, however, that subtle effects cannot be ruled out and called for more research.