Changes in fetal cardiac geometry with gestation: implications for 3- and 4-dimensional fetal echocardiography.

@article{Espinoza2007ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in fetal cardiac geometry with gestation: implications for 3- and 4-dimensional fetal echocardiography.},
  author={Jimmy Espinoza and Francesca Gotsch and Juan Pedro Kusanovic and Luis Fl{\'a}vio Galv{\~a}o Gonçalves and Wesley van der Lee and Sonia S. Hassan and Pooja Mittal and Mary Lou Schoen and Roberto Romero},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={437-43; quiz 444}
}
OBJECTIVE Three- and 4-dimensional fetal echocardiography can be performed using novel algorithms. However, these algorithms assume that the spatial relationships among cardiac chambers and great vessels are constant throughout gestation. The objective of this study was to determine whether changes in fetal cardiac geometry occur during gestation. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted by reviewing 3- and 4-dimensional volume data sets from healthy fetuses obtained between 12 and 41… CONTINUE READING