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Minerva Obstetrics and Gynecology 2021 Apr 27

DOI: 10.23736/S2724-606X.21.04795-X

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Quality control of fetal biometric evaluation and Doppler

Giovanni GRANOZIO 1, Raffaele NAPOLITANO 1, 2

1 Fetal Medicine Unit, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; 2 Elisabeth Garret Andersson Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, London, UK


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In recent years quality control in obstetric ultrasound has become recommended and an essential component of obstetric scanning. This is to minimise the inaccuracy and variability related to fetal measurements, to provide an effective quality assurance system to sonographers to certify their practice and decrease the impact of medical litigations. For a quality control system in obstetric ultrasound to be useful clinically, multiple strategies need to be employed: certified training, practical standardisation exercise, image storing, qualitative and quantitative quality control. Qualitative quality control consists on the evaluation of images obtained for fetal biometry and Dopplers using an objective score against predefined criteria. Quantitative quality control consists on analysing quantitatively the performance of a sonographer and the impact on measurements values. Quantitative analysis could be performed either using estimates of intraobserver or interobserver reproducibility of plane acquisition and caliper placements.


KEY WORDS: Quality control; Biometry; Doppler; Ultrasound; Variability; Reproducibility; Standardisation

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