A 46-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between a fetal targeted ultrasound and an echocardiography?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen answered
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 answered
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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