Making Sense of Obstetric Doppler Ultrasound A Hands-On Guide

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-01-23
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
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This practical handbook provides a 'start point' for clinicians and sonographers interested in the use of Doppler ultrasound in obstetrics. Used in conjunction with other feto-maternal measurements, Doppler is an invaluable tool in obstetric diagnosis, allowing the practitioner to screenthe mother for pre-eclampsia and IUGR, and the fetus for a number of conditions including hypoxia, acidemia and anaemia. The book will begin by describing technical aspects of the technique, followed by an examination of the uterine and fetal vessels. A section of case histories will be used toillustrate typical clinical scenarios. The book will be heavily illustrated with color images, and will include practical 'hints' and guidelines throughout. Key Features: * The only pocket book available on the subject * Provides all the trainee obstetrician/sonographer needs to know when startingto use this valuable technique * From an internationally respected center of fetal medicine

Author Biography

Christoph Lees is Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal-Maternal Medicine at The Rosie Maternity Hospital, Addenbrookes NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK Colin Deane is Clinical Scientist in the Department of Medical Engineering and Physics, King's College Hospital, London, UK Gerard Albaiges is Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Feto-Maternal Medicine Unit, Hospital Joan XXIII, Tarragona, Spain

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Doppler ultrasound -- basics
Optimizing Doppler images
Doppler measurements
Ultrasound safety
Integrating uterine and fetal Doppler into obstetrics
The uterine artery
Fetal arterial and venous Doppler
Case Histories and Scenarios
Appendix A Pulsed-wave ultrasound velocity measurement 99(8)
Appendix B Likelihood ratio for severe adverse outcome relating to mean uterine artery pulsatility index at 23 weeks 107(2)
Appendix C Fetal arterial and venous pulsatility index and time-averaged velocity charts 109(6)
Index 115

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