Doppler ultrasound evaluation of the fetus and placenta

Jena Miller, Helen Feltovich, Ahmet Baschat

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Abstract

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
PublisherElsevier
Pages700-704.e1
ISBN (Electronic)9780323445481
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Miller, J., Feltovich, H., & Baschat, A. (2017). Doppler ultrasound evaluation of the fetus and placenta. In Obstetric Imaging: Fetal Diagnosis and Care, 2nd Edition (pp. 700-704.e1). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-44548-1.00171-6