Ultrasound is the main diagnostic tool in the prenatal detection of congenital abnormalities. It allows examination of the external and internal anatomy of the fetus and the detection of not only major defects but also of subtle markers of chromosomal abnormalities and genetic syndromes.
Although some women are at high risk of fetal abnormalities, either because of a family history or due to exposure to teratogens such as infection and various drugs, the vast majority of fetal abnormalities occur in the low-risk group. Consequently, ultrasound examination should be offered routinely to all pregnant women.
This course, which summarizes the incidence, etiology, prenatal sonographic features and prognosis for both common and rare fetal abnormalities, provides the basis of learning for the theoretical component of the Certificate of Competence in Fetal Abnormalities.
Please note that for certification purposes you will need to attend the course on the FMF certification & licensing system after having signed in for your progress to be monitored. To attend the course and have your progress monitored please click here.
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