Course Summary

This course provides an in depth evaluation of the 2nd trimester gestation. We will lecture on the complete anatomy scan including biometry, soft markers, and heart views. We will review twin pregnancy and chronicity. Doppler evaluation and interpretation of the umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery will be included. Lecture will conclude with a review of the biophysical profile exam, cervical length, and placenta. Each day consists of a combination of lecture and hands-on scan lab. Patients between 18-37 weeks gestation will be available to scan for a practical application of the lecture material.

Course Objectives

  • Perform a 2nd trimester anatomy scan
  • Accurately measure the BPD, HC, AC, and FL
  • Identify soft markers for aneuploidy
  • Acquire the outflow tracts, 4 chamber view and 3 vessel view of the heart
  • Perform a duplex evaluation of the umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery
  • Evaluate the upper and lower extremities for abnormalities
  • Understand the importance of accurate measurements
  • Perform a biophysical profile
  • Evaluate the placenta and cervix for position and abnormalities
  • Properly evaluate twin pregnancies

CME Credits

This Course meets the SDMS Requirements for 12 CME Credits

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