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Who does fetal echo?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Perinatologists,

Radiologists and obstetricians who specialize in maternal/fetal ultrasound.
They perform complete ultrasonic evaluation of fetus, including estimated size & weight, heart, brain, kidneys, genitalia, bladder, lungs etc.

In brief: Perinatologists,

Radiologists and obstetricians who specialize in maternal/fetal ultrasound.
They perform complete ultrasonic evaluation of fetus, including estimated size & weight, heart, brain, kidneys, genitalia, bladder, lungs etc.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Richard Roberts
There also are pediatric cardiologists who specialize in prenatal echocardiography if something cardiac is suspected.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics

In brief: many specialists

When Fetal ultrasonography was being developed in the early 1980s it's important it's became evident that this would be extraordinary for Prenatal Diagnosisn.
At Universities across the nation departments of OB and radiology went to war for the rights to perform the studies.In places like Vanderbilt and Brigham and Women's, the radiologists won. At the U of Wisconsin the Geneticists won.

In brief: many specialists

When Fetal ultrasonography was being developed in the early 1980s it's important it's became evident that this would be extraordinary for Prenatal Diagnosisn.
At Universities across the nation departments of OB and radiology went to war for the rights to perform the studies.In places like Vanderbilt and Brigham and Women's, the radiologists won. At the U of Wisconsin the Geneticists won.
Dr. Richard Roberts
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Dr. Richard Roberts
In most Universities the OBs won, and later developed a subspecialty of Maternal-fetal medicine, or Perinatology.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: MFM, pedi cardiology

Only maternal-fetal medicine specislists and pediatric cardiologists have had sufficient training to assess the fetal cardiac anatomy and its myriad perturbations adequately.
In fact, most mfms will perform the initial cardiac echo and refer to a pediatric cardiology expert in congenital heart defect for additional input and final diagnosis/plan of care.

In brief: MFM, pedi cardiology

Only maternal-fetal medicine specislists and pediatric cardiologists have had sufficient training to assess the fetal cardiac anatomy and its myriad perturbations adequately.
In fact, most mfms will perform the initial cardiac echo and refer to a pediatric cardiology expert in congenital heart defect for additional input and final diagnosis/plan of care.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: MFM, Ped/cards.

Only a minority of maternal-fetal medicine and/or pediatric cardiology specialists can competently perform and interpret fetal echocardiography.
It is rare for radiologists to specialize in this field.

In brief: MFM, Ped/cards.

Only a minority of maternal-fetal medicine and/or pediatric cardiology specialists can competently perform and interpret fetal echocardiography.
It is rare for radiologists to specialize in this field.
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