Ultrasonography has undergone a revolutionary development over the past fifteen years. Introduction of the three-dimensional ultrasound technique resulted in significant improvement of the diagnostic accuracy with a shorter examination period. With spatial presentation of the embryonic/fetal anatomy a detailed study and an earlier diagnosis of several congenital malformations became possible. Fetal volume measurements in combination with three-dimensional perfusion studies allow us to examine the physiological organ function as well as the pathological conditions in the developing fetus. With the application of power Doppler-based color histogram analysis quantitative organ and tissue perfusion studies can be done. We can update our knowledge in fetal physiology. In this publication the authors give a literary review of the significance of the three-dimensional ultrasonography in current obstetrics and summarize their three-years' experience with three-dimensional ultrasonography in perinatal medicine.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Magyar Noorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 19 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology