Fetal organ volume measurements by three-dimensional ultrasonography in clinical practice

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Abstract

The present manuscript reviews the main three-dimensional ultrasound (3DUS) methods that are clinically available to measure fetal organ volumes. Nowadays, it is possible to measure the volume of different organs (lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, adrenal glands and brain) using 3DUS. Those measurements are clinically useful to predict pulmonary hypoplasia, cardiac dys function and anomalies, fetal growth, renal function and prematurity as well as to predict adequate and normal neurodevelopment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-407
Number of pages11
JournalDonald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Fetal adrenal gland
  • Fetal brain volume
  • Fetal heart volume
  • Fetal kidney volume
  • Fetal liver volume
  • Fetal lung volume
  • Fetal organ volumes
  • Three-dimensional ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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