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What is the difference between a fetal targeted ultrasound and an echocardiography?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 48 years experience
Ultrasound: A targeted ultrasound is an ultrasound evaluation of the fetal anatomy. An echocardiogram is specifically examining the fetal heart.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
MFM vs. Ped/cards.: Maternal-fetal medicine specialists can perform and interpret targeted fetal cardiac examinations and fetal echos with up to 75% detection rate. Pediatric cardiologists can perform fetal echos with up to 95% detection rate.
Last updated Jul 29, 2012
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