Middle cerebral artery doppler for managing fetal anemia

Jacques Samson, Dana Block, Giancarlo Mari

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The measurement of the middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity, a noninvasive technique, has become the standard for the diagnosis of fetal anemia. The middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity is used because of its ease of measurement and its high sensitivity in predicting anemia. This diagnostic tool should only be used with fetuses at risk for anemia and in medical centers with adequate training in the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-857
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • alloimmunization
  • Doppler
  • fetal anemia
  • hemolytic disease
  • MCA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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