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Titolo:
Detailed three-dimensional fetal echocardiography facilitated by an Internet link
Autore:
Michailidis, GD; Simpson, JM; Karidas, C; Economides, DL;
Indirizzi:
Guys Hosp, Dept Congenital Heart Dis, Fetal Cardiol Unit, London SE1 9RT, England Guys Hosp London England SE1 9RT l Cardiol Unit, London SE1 9RT, England Royal Free Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Fetal Med Unit, London NW3 2QG, England Royal Free Hosp London England NW3 2QG Med Unit, London NW3 2QG, England
Titolo Testata:
ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
fascicolo: 4, volume: 18, anno: 2001,
pagine: 325 - 328
SICI:
0960-7692(200110)18:4<325:DTFEFB>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CONGENITAL HEART-DISEASE; ULTRASONOGRAPHY; TELEMEDICINE; PREVALENCE; MOTHERS; DEFECTS;
Keywords:
fetal echocardiography; fetal heart; Internet; three-dimensional echocardiography;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Simpson, JM Guys Hosp, Dept Congenital Heart Dis, Fetal Cardiol Unit, 15thFloor, London SE1 9RT, England Guys Hosp 15th Floor London England SE1 9RT SE1 9RT, England
Citazione:
G.D. Michailidis et al., "Detailed three-dimensional fetal echocardiography facilitated by an Internet link", ULTRASOUN O, 18(4), 2001, pp. 325-328

Abstract

Objectives To assess whether a complete virtual cardiological examination can be achieved in stored three-dimensional volumes of the fetal heart, transmitted to a tertiary fetal cardiology center via the Internet. Methods Thirty sequential normal singleton pregnancies were included in the study. Four cardiac volumes were acquired using a three-dimensional ultrasound system. The volumes were sent via the Internet to a tertiary fetal cardiology center, where a detailed fetal cardiac examination was attempted using the three-dimensional volumetric dataset. Results The median gestational age was 24 (range, 22-28) weeks. A completeheart examination was accomplished in 23 of 30 cases (76.7%; 95% confidence interval, 58-90%). The four-chamber view and the cardiac situs were seen in all cases. The right ventricular outflow tract was seen in 29 (96.7%) cases and the left ventricular outflow tract in 25 (83.3 %) cases. The long-axis view of the aortic arch, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava and pulmonary veins were visualized in more than 80% of cases. The mean time of volume acquisition was 9.5 (standard deviation, 2.3) min and the mean examination time by the fetal cardiologist was 17 (standard deviation, 4.8) min. Conclusions These preliminary results demonstrate that a three-dimensionalvirtual examination of the fetal heart is possible. There are limitations such as the lack of flow and functional information but complete ascertainment of the main cardiac connections was possible in the majority of cases. The use of an Internet link has major implications, particularly for situations in which the scanning center is geographically remote from the tertiary referral center.

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