Journal article

Auditing ultrasound assessment of fetal nuchal translucency thickness: a review of Australian National Data 2002-2008.

Debbie L Nisbet, Ann C Robertson, Philip J Schluter, Andrew C McLennan, Jon A Hyett

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol | Published : 2010


BACKGROUND: Nuchal translucency (NT) measurement is the ultrasound component of first trimester combined screening for Down syndrome. In 2002, a NT ultrasound education and monitoring program was established in Australia. Between 2002 and 2008, a total of 728,502 NT scans were audited through this process. OVERALL AIM: To audit the availability and performance of certified operators measuring NT following implementation of the Australian education and monitoring program in 2002. METHODS: Retrospective review of the central database that is used to monitor performance of individuals and practices performing NT scans in both public and private practice settings throughout Australia between 200..

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