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..View full abstract