Ultrasonic measurement of fetal blood velocity wave form as a secondary diagnostic test in screening for intrauterine growth retardation.


Based on routine fetometry screening at 32 weeks of gestation, 80 out of 3226 singleton pregnancies were suspected of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and 72 of them were subjected to repeated fetal blood flow measurements by Doppler ultrasound for evaluation of the fetal condition. The maximum blood velocity wave form recorded from the fetal… (More)