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<i>Ultrasound as an ancillary investigation in the management of pregnancy</i>

Amy B. Levine and Charles J. Lockwood

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Second edition

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192628268
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723605 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0017
Ultrasound as an ancillary investigation in the management of pregnancy

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This chapter reviews the role of ultrasound as an ancillary technique in the establishment of gestational age; diagnosis of placenta previa; identification of intrauterine growth retardation; and detection and surveillance of multiple gestation. It is concluded that whether ultrasound is of benefit in these conditions is an open question.

Keywords: gestational age; ultrasound scanning; antenatal screening; placenta previa; intrauterine growth retardation; multiple gestation

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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