Subscribe to thousands of academic journals for just $40/month
Read and share the articles you need for your research, all in one place.

What's New!

Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography , Volume 14 (4): 185 – Jul 1, 1998


Sage Publications
Copyright © 1998 by SAGE Publications
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Preview Only

Expand Tray Hide Tray

What's New!


JDMS 14:185-186 July/August 1998 185 WHAT'S NEW! * In a presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's 42nd Annual Convention titled, "The Appearing Twin: Undercounting of Mul- tiple Gestations on Early First Trimester Sonograms," results of a recent study by Peter Doubilet, MD and Carol Benson, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hos- pital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, showed that sonography before 6 weeks of pregnancy dramat- ically undercounts multiple gestations. Before the advent of ultrasound, a pregnant woman had no way of knowing with certainty how many fetuses she was carrying. Unexpected delivery of twins and higher order multiples was not uncom- mon. Ultrasound can help avoid these surprises be- cause one of its important roles is to determine whether a woman is carrying a singleton, twins, trip- lets or more. In Drs. Doubilet and Benson's study, thex found that ultrasound performed earl) in the first trimester may fail to identify twins in a signifi- cant number of women who are carrying two fetuses. They found numerous cases in which a woman had a sonogram early in pregnancy demonstrating a single- ton, followed by a second sonogram a few weeks later unexpectedly showing twins.
Loading next page...

Preview Only. This article cannot be rented because we do not currently have permission from the publisher.