Editor: Toshiyuki Hata

Current Topics on Fetal 3D/4D Ultrasound

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-660-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-019-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2009
DOI: 10.2174/97816080501921090101

Introduction

A refreshing concise book on issues and considerations in current topics on fetal 3D/4D ultrasound. It is written for obstetricians, perinatologists, pediatricians, sonographers, midwives, psychologists, pediatric cardiologists, and advanced students who wish to increase their familiarity with recent advances on fetal 3D/4D ultrasound. Both clinical and research aspects are presented in this book. Many fetal 3D/4D sonographic images and video clips are given. This book features contributions by 7 noted experts in fetal 3D/4D ultrasound from leading medical centers in the world and should prove to be of great benefit to persons interested in this field.A refreshing concise book on issues and considerations in current topics on fetal 3D/4D ultrasound. It is written for obstetricians, perinatologists, pediatricians, sonographers, midwives, psychologists, pediatric cardiologists, and advanced students who wish to increase their familiarity with recent advances on fetal 3D/4D ultrasound. Both clinical and research aspects are presented in this book. Many fetal 3D/4D sonographic images and video clips are given. This book features contributions by 7 noted experts in fetal 3D/4D ultrasound from leading medical centers in the world and should prove to be of great benefit to persons interested in this field.

Foreword

Hardly any area in medicine has experienced such dramatic technical advances during the past four decades as diagnostic ultrasound. With the event and evolution of three-dimensional ultrasound technology during the past 20 years, we arrived at the threshold of non-invasive diagnosis. The progression from 2D to 3D has brought with it a variety of new options for storing and processing image data and displaying anatomical structures. This technology gives ultrasound the multiplanar capabilities that previously were reserved for CT and MRI. The simultaneous 3D display of organs and their vessels, either in fetuses or in tumors, may perhaps in future form the basis for a better understanding of physiological and pathological features in these systems.

STIC and all his by products provide the best examples of both didactic and antiphobic tools that can help to overcome the challenge of fetal cardiography.

The newer development of 4D ultrasound available now, due to the fast processing computers, makes studies of the intra uterine fetal behavior possible. The possibilities of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology have been endless and I seriously believe we have just skimmed the surface of this wonderful technology and hope for its further development in future.

I wish this book a good success.

Dr. Alfred Kratochwil
Vienna


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