Medical News and Perspectives
January 14, 2004

Markers in Prenatal Ultrasound Debated

JAMA. 2004;291(2):170-171. doi:10.1001/jama.291.2.170

Chicago—A pregnant woman in her second trimester comes to the clinic for a prenatal visit, hoping to hear her physician say that everything looks fine. Anything less than confident enthusiasm from her obstetrician will keep her awake nights for the remainder of her pregnancy. But as was made clear during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America last month, the precision of today's ultrasound imaging techniques often makes it difficult for physicians to provide such unqualified reassurance.

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