Ultrasound in Pregnancy

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


The use of ultrasound in pregnancy has increased immensely since it was first used during pregnancy in the 1960s. Elements of each type of ultrasound are clearly defined, and following these protocols with consistency is part of good clinical care. Diagnostic ultrasonography appears to be safe during pregnancy; however, ultrasound use for entertainment is discouraged [1].


Ultrasound Transabdominal Transvaginal Doppler Crown-rump length 


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    Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, Landon MB, Galan HL, Jauniaux ERM, Driscoll DA. Obstetrics: normal and problem pregnancies. Chapter 9. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2012.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice bulletin no. 175: ultrasound in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2016;128:e241–56.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

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