The science and art of quality in obstetric ultrasound

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Purpose of review

Due to the imbalance between increasing demand, limitations in healthcare resources and an increase in lawsuit cases in prenatal ultrasound practice, the need for quality has emerged in the field of prenatal ultrasound.

Recent findings

Over the past few years, various approaches for quality control based on nuchal translucency measurements, other biometric measurements or fetal images have been developed and tested.


This review describes various qualitative and quantitative quality control procedures. Special emphasis is put on the use of fetal biometry to develop quality control systems based on both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

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