A 46-year-old member asked:
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what is the difference between a fetal targeted ultrasound and an echocardiography?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ultrasound: A targeted ultrasound is an ultrasound evaluation of the fetal anatomy. An echocardiogram is specifically examining the fetal heart.
Answered on May 11, 2012
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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.
Answered on Jul 29, 2012

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Dr. Danae Steele
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Adult and fetal: A fetal "echo" means a fetal echocardiogram. This is a detailed ultrasound of the fetus' heart, and it is done through the mother's abdomen. An adult ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Same: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. Ultrasounds can be done for other organs such as the kidney.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Same: Same test.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Similar: Similar machines with different probes for different frequencies of utrasound and different displays making different pictures.

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