Novel 3‐Dimensional Placental Measurements in Early Pregnancy as Predictors of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

@article{Schwartz2010Novel3P,
  title={Novel 3‐Dimensional Placental Measurements in Early Pregnancy as Predictors of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes},
  author={Nadav Schwartz and Jaclyn M Coletta and Cara Pessel and Rui Feng and Ilan E Timor-Tritsch and Samuel Parry and Carolyn Salafia},
  journal={Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={29}
}
Objective. We sought to determine whether novel approaches to volumetric assessment of the early placenta can yield significant predictors of adverse outcome. Methods. We measured placental volume (PV) at 11 to 14 weeks using virtual organ computer‐aided analysis and normalized the PV to the crown‐rump length (CRL) to yield the placental quotient (PQ = PV/CRL). We also calculated the mean placental diameter (MPD) from 4 measurements taken at 45° intervals to serve as a surrogate for the fetal… Expand
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