Is transabdominal sonography of the cervix after voiding a reliable method of cervical length assessment?

@article{Saul2008IsTS,
  title={Is transabdominal sonography of the cervix after voiding a reliable method of cervical length assessment?},
  author={Lisa L Saul and James T. Kurtzman and Cristiane C F Hagemann and Mark G Ghamsary and Deborah Ann Wing},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={1305-11}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation and agreement between transvagi-nal and transabdominal cervical length measurement after bladder emptying as well as the feasibility of transabdominal sonography in cervical length screening. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study involving 287 participants (14-34 weeks' gestation) from January to December 2003. After voiding, transabdominal and transvaginal cervical length measurements were obtained. The optimal trans… CONTINUE READING