Clinical Application of 3D Ultrasound in Routine Maternity Care

Ricardo G. Hahn, Christopher Forest, Darenie Goodman, William MacMillan Rodney

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


Routine prenatal ultrasound imaging is typically performed in 2D and M-mode in Family Medicine. Pulse wave Doppler, 3D/4D, and color Doppler are modalities not commonly utilized due to the misconception that they provide minimal added information.  Justification exists for the introduction of 3D, color Doppler and pulse wave Doppler in routine prenatal assessment. 
This presentation introduces first and second trimester 3D imaging techniques that allow for identification, early intervention, and surveillance of significant prenatal findings. Many fetal, placental, umbilical cord, and uterine abnormalities can be recognized by the family physician. Numerous 3D, color Doppler, and pulse wave Doppler ultrasound images are displayed, demonstrating the simplicity of identifying prenatal abnormalities at very early stages of fetal development..
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Apr 25 2010
EventSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine / Annual Spring Conference - Vancouver, CA
Duration: Apr 25 2010 → …


ConferenceSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine / Annual Spring Conference
Period4/25/10 → …


  • Prenatal ultrasound
  • 3D ultrasound
  • Meningomyelocele


  • Medicine and Health Sciences

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