Coordinated ultrasound screening of infants: Hungry experience

George Harmat, George Jójárt, István Rubecz

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Abstract

Objective: In 1990, three hospitals (the Madarász Street Children's Hospital in Budapest and the general hospitals in Cegléd and Zalaegerszeg) organised a coordinated ultrasound (US) screening programme. The screening was aimed at detecting a predefined series of developmental and acquired disorders. Material: In 9 years, a total of 46 858 infants were screened by the three hospitals: 20 185 in Budapest, 13 258 in Cegléd and 12 415 in Zalaegerszeg. Results: Disorders were detected in 4068 cases. Most (2885) involved abdominal or renal disorders; intracranial anomalies were found in 1062, and the remaining discoveries were of cysts or tumours in the liver, spleen or ovaries. Conclusions: Many disorders were detected (8.7%) needing either follow-up, or some form of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-219
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Ultrasound
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 4 2001

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Infants
  • Kidney
  • Ultrasound screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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