Pregnancy complications can be identified using masked ultrasound sweeps

Clinical Question

How well can a masked ultrasound sweep by minimally trained personnel substitute for reference standard scans for the diagnosis of several pregnancy complications?

Bottom line

Masked ultrasound sweeps obtained by personnel with minimal training, transmitted to an off-site interpreting MFM physician, can be used to diagnose abnormal placentation, multiple gestations, abnormal amniotic fluid volume, or noncephalic presentation with reasonable accuracy. This approach may be useful in environments where a registered ultrasound technologist is unavailable, but MFM specialists can be accessed remotely. 1b-

Study design: Meta-analysis (other)

Funding: Self-funded or unfunded

Setting: Outpatient (any)

Reviewer

Linda Speer, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH


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Anonymous

Masked U/S read by remote radiologists accurate in gestatio

Good to know

ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Excellent

Anonymous

MASK ULTRASOUNDS IN PREGNANCY

USEFUL