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What is nuchal translucency for?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Nuchal Translucency

Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus.
When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information.

In brief: Nuchal Translucency

Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus.
When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information.
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
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In brief: Nuchal translucency

Nuchal translucency (nt) is an ultrasound measurement of the thickness of the back of the fetal neck soft tissues.
It is used to assess the possibility of chromosomal defects, most commonly down syndrome.

In brief: Nuchal translucency

Nuchal translucency (nt) is an ultrasound measurement of the thickness of the back of the fetal neck soft tissues.
It is used to assess the possibility of chromosomal defects, most commonly down syndrome.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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