Doppler ultrasound evaluation of the fetus and placenta

Jena Miller, Helen Feltovich, Ahmet Baschat

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Doppler ultrasound can be used to assess vascular beds in the maternal, fetal, and placental circulation. The vessels most frequently evaluated in clinical practice are the uterine, umbilical and (fetal) middle cerebral arteries, and the ductus venosus. Evaluation of blood flow in various vascular beds, combined with clinical information, provides insight into maternal adaptation to pregnancy, placental resistance, and fetal cardiovascular status, and may therefore guide pregnancy management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationObstetric Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFetal Diagnosis and Care, 2nd Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780323445481
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Doppler techniques
  • Ductus venosus Doppler
  • Middle cerebral artery Doppler
  • Umbilical artery Doppler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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